New City man arrested in chemical spraying incident

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SPRING VALLEY – A New City man was arrested in connection with an incident at Spring Valley High School on Monday morning in which a chemical agent was sprayed on two faculty members of a summer program.  At around 8:50 a.m. on Monday, a man was reported to have sprayed a chemical on staff members before fleeing.

Spring Valley Police investigated and on Tuesday, arrested a suspect.  Michael Smith, 35, is charged with three felony counts of assault and a misdemeanor of criminal possession of a weapon.