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Arrest Made After Pittsburgh CAPA Teacher Was Assaulted

By Kym Gable

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Police have arrested a boy in connection with the assault of a Pittsburgh CAPA school teacher.

English instructor Jim Addlespurger was walking down Tito Way after school on October 4th, when one of the six teens blind-sided him with a punch to the face.

Police say the suspect is a minor, facing simple assault charges and is being questioned about the attack.

Earlier, officials said quality of the surveillance video that shows the brutal assault is so good that police were certain they'd track down the group of teens responsible for the attack.

The blow knocked him unconscious and the teens casually walked away laughing as the victim lay in the alley.

The undercover detective working the case told KDKA's Kym Gable the kids are not CAPA students.

Addlespurger was treated for cuts and bruises at Mercy Hospital. Gable talked to him by phone. He did not want to comment on the assault.

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