Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CITY/EAST/STATE [Derived Headline]

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Police probe incident at North Side school

Police are investigating an "incident involving a teacher and a student" Tuesday morning at a North Side school.

Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the incident at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 was "deemed as a personnel matter" and would not comment further, other than to say school police were investigating.

Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, said the teacher went to an urgent care medical facility after the incident, but she did not know the extent of her injuries.

Ms. Esposito-Visgitis said she planned to talk to district superintendent Anthony Hamlet on Wednesday at a previously scheduled meeting about issues she has seen at King.

The latest incident comes a week after Pittsburgh police said a parent assaulted a fourth-grade King teacher as the teacher drove home from school a week ago.

Man taunts T passengers, bystander intervenes

A 31-year-old man shouted racial slurs and obscenities at a woman and her child at the Wood Street T Station on Monday, prompting a bystander to intervene.

Gary Haught told Port Authority police he was in the station about 10 a.m. when Nathanael McDonough, who is listed as homeless, entered. A few minutes later, Shermane Price and her daughter came into the station and sat on a bench beside Mr. McDonough, according to a criminal complaint.

Mr. Haught said Mr. McDonough started yelling obscenities at the pair and repeatedly called them a racial slur. Mr. Haught told police that Mr. McDonough continued for about 30 seconds before he intervened and told Mr. McDonough to leave Ms. Price alone.

Mr. McDonough threw down a backpack as if to fight, and Mr. Haught told police he punched Mr. McDonough in the face.

Mr. McDonough continued his verbal abuse on the train, witnesses told police. Officers met the train at Gateway Station and placed Mr. McDonough into custody.

He was charged with two counts of ethnic intimidation, aggravated assault, three counts of harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, scattering rubbish and public drunkenness.

Mr. McDonough was taken to UPMC Mercy for involuntary mental health treatment after he made suicidal statements to medics. …

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