Around 300 Pearland High School students were sent home from band practice Thursday morning after they were sprayed by a crop duster.

The plane was spraying for mosquitoes following the recent surge in West Nile cases in the Houston area.  The students were practicing outside near the school's football stadium when the plane sprayed them with mosquito repellent.

The students suffered minor skin irritation and respiratory problems.  Pearland EMS ordered the students to shower and wash their clothes immediately.  They also warned that headaches and skin rashes may develop.