Westinghouse HS Staff Member Hospitalized After Trying To Break Up Fight


A PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL STAFF MEMBER IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING SENT TO THE HOSPITAL. THE STAFFER WAS TRYING TO STOP A FIGHT AT WESTINGHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL. HERE’S WHAT THE DISTRICT HAS TO SAY. CHRIS? Reporter: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THEY CANNOT CONFIRM THE ROLE OF THE STAFF MEMBER. WE KNOW THIS FIGHT HAPPENED SOMETIME THIS MORNING. WE SPOKE WITH PARENTS AND THEY SAY THIS IS BECOMING COMMONPLACE AROUND HERE. I HATE TO SEE THESE KIDS THE WAY THEY ARE TODAY. I MEAN, THEY DEFINITELY NEED GUIDANCE. Reporter: PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WOULD NOT TELL US THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES BUT THEY WERE CONSCIOUS AND ALERT WHEN THEY WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. THE KIDS DON’T GET ALONG FOR WHATEVER REASON. I HAVE NO IDEA AND IT’S CRAZY OUT HERE TODAY. Reporter: CHRISTINA HAS TWO DAUGHTERS TO GO THERE AND FEELS MORE MANPOWER COULD BE A POSSIBLE SOLUTION. BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT GO ON AND I’M SORRY TO SAY THAT IT DOES, BUT I WOULD SAY THEY NEED TO BEEF UP SECURITY. Reporter: SHE FEELS THAT HER DAUGHTERS ARE SAFE BUT IT MEANS IT CAN BE ROUGH. I TELL MY GIRLS TO COME TO SCHOOL AND DO YOUR WORK AND AVOID THE DRAMA THE BEST WAY THAT YOU CAN. IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU CAN HANDLE IT, SPEAK TO AUTHORITIES. Reporter: WHEN WE ASKED THE SCHOOL FOR AN INTERVIEW, THEY DECLINED. THEY SAID THAT THE STUDENTS WOULD GET DISCIPLINARY ACTION BUT THEY DID NOT SAY WHAT IT WOULD BE. I AM GOING TO TRY TO TELL THE STUDENTS TO LET’S HOLD THAT PRIDE AND LET’S KEEP THAT FOUNDATION OF WESTINGHOUSE AND COME OUT IN JUST BE CITIZENS OF OUR COMMUNITY. WE ASKED THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ABOUT HOW THE GOING TO TRY TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN AND THEY SAY THERE WILL

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