Pellet gun fired at Clairton school; building on lockdown
Clairton Education Center was on lockdown on Friday afternoon after someone fired a pellet gun at the third floor of the school, police said.
District spokesperson Alexis Trubiani said someone fired two shots around 1 o'clock at a window of a classroom on the Waddell Avenue side of the facility.
No injuries were reported. High school principal Tom McCloskey moved the students on that side to the auditorium while police investigated.
Trubiani said the lockdown was a precaution, and does not believe there was any malicious intent.
“We are assuming it was some younger people playing around outside,” Trubiani said.
The building was on lockdown for less than 30 minutes while police searched, and classes eventually resumed.
Investigators are reviewing video surveillance to help track down possible suspects.
Anyone with information should contact Clairton police at 412-233-6213.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Elizabeth volunteer firefighters achieve certifications
- McKeesport retains ‘Playful’ moniker
- Jerome Bridge traffic signals removed in McKeesport
- Disaster resiliency group looks to relocate to Steel Valley
- North Versailles radio station owners extend operations
- Motorists, municipalities brace for Mifflin Road closing
- Steel Valley directors approve iPad lease
- McKeesport woman to stand trial for allegedly shooting her sister
- Mon Yough Community Services marks training wing opening
- Economy growing along region’s trails
- White Oak author to present program at McKeesport area history center