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2 Teens Facing Charges After Fight Involving Pepper Spray At Allderdice High School

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Two teens are facing charges after a fight involving pepper spray at Allderdice High School.

After the 18-year-olds walked into the high school, one of them got into a fight with five students, a spokesperson for Pittsburgh Public Schools said. The teens, a man and a woman, are not students.

During the fight, one of the teens is accused of using pepper spray on the students. The other teen wasn't involved in the fight but faces trespassing charges, according to the spokesperson. Both were taken into custody.

"The altercation was quickly dispersed by school security and staff and remains under investigation," a statement said.

A source tells KDKA-TV's Jennifer Borrasso that the two teens claimed they came through the front door with the rest of the students. Around 1 p.m. on Thursday is when the fight broke out. One of the teens came to the school because she wanted to fight someone who was bullying her sister, sources say.

"Nobody should be able to get into the school that's not a student who doesn't have an appointment and who is not checked," parent Stacy Brown said.

"Pittsburgh Public Schools, they need to get together and have something that is more solid to protect our children," parent Monica Williams said.

The fight at Allderdice comes as parents have been raising the alarm about safety in the district. Last week, a student was shot outside Oliver Citywide Academy, a student was hospitalized after an attack at Brashear High School and two employees were injured when they tried to break up a fight at Carrick High School.

KDKA reached out to several school board members but got no responses.

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