Fourteen students and a teacher had to be treated at a St. John's high school Tuesday after someone discharged a can of animal repellent in a classroom.

Police say the incident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. at Bishop's College.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary noted that while it is not illegal to possess animal repellent, it is illegal to use it for anything other than fending off animals. The police also said it was not bear spray that was discharged.

A spokesperson for the province's English school board said paramedics responded as a precaution. He said everyone was checked out and reported to be OK. Parents were also contacted and notified of the incident.

Police say their investigation is continuing, but no charges have been laid.