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Pellet gun fired at Clairton school; building on lockdown

About Michael DiVittorio

By Michael DiVittorio

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 12:56 a.m.

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 mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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