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Statement from the Pittsburgh Public Schools Regarding Violent Act Against a Teacher

(PITTSBURGH, PA) October 19, 2017 – We are deeply troubled by the violent act against a teacher of the Pittsburgh Public Schools that occurred on the West End Bridge yesterday afternoon, and we are currently cooperating with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department's investigation.  


Violence of any kind against a PPS staff member or citizen is unacceptable, and the individuals responsible must be held accountable for such horrifying behavior.


We know the individuals involved in yesterday’s incident do not represent the many great parents and families who choose the Pittsburgh Public Schools for the education of their children, and we look to our families to continue to support and work collaboratively with our teachers and staff.


Our thoughts are with the teacher who was injured in yesterday’s incident, and we wish her a full and speedy recovery.  As the incident is the subject of an active City Police investigation, no further comment will be provided by the District at this time.