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Brashear High School Student Charged After Allegedly Punching School Police Officer

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A Brashear High School student has been charged after punching a school police officer, officials say.

A spokesperson for Pittsburgh Public Schools said the officer was hit while trying to "diffuse a verbal altercation" between two students. The officer was between the two students when he was punched, PPS said.

The district said the 18-year-old student who threw the punch was taken to the Allegheny County Jail and is facing charges.

The officer reportedly suffered a minor injury.

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