“It felt like sticking your face into a bonfire,” said Joshua Horvath, 17, a student at the school that hosts this intriguing and somewhat controversial program.
But pepper-spray isn’t the only shocking part of this program, as these students have also literally been shocked with stun guns. This competitive program can prepare students for a career in the military or police-force.
“It’s an excellent program,” said Melody Steinhour, 42, a parent of one of the students. “The philosophy is, if you’re going to carry pepper spray, or you’re going to carry a Taser, and use it as a weapon, you need to know what it feels like before you inflict that pain on someone else.”