PITTSBURGH — A student is in custody and a staff member has been transported to a hospital after an incident this morning at Oliver Citywide Academy.
Pittsburgh Public Schools confirmed police are investigating an assault at the school, a special education center in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood that serves students in grades 3-12.
Police sources confirmed to 11 News that the staff member who was assaulted is a teacher at the school.A Channel 11 crew on the scene saw paramedics loading a female into an ambulance and officers going in and out of the school.
On its website, the school is described as a “highly structured school with a school-wide behavioral management system to support the positive behavioral support plans for each student.” It says the staff is trained in therapeutic crisis interventions.
This is a developing story. Stay with Channel 11 News for the latest details.
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Source: Student in custody, staff member taken to hospital after assault at Pittsburgh school