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Police: Pittsburgh teacher assaulted with brick following dispute with parent |

Police: Pittsburgh teacher assaulted with brick following dispute with parent

| Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:33 p.m

Two people followed a Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher when she left a North Side school Wednesday afternoon and assaulted her near the city’s West End Bridge, hitting her in the face with a brick and sending her to the hospital, police and school officials said.

A man and woman in a black SUV followed the 46-year-old teacher after she left Pittsburgh King PreK-8 in the city’s Allegheny Center neighborhood, according to police.

The man and woman got out of the SUV near the intersection of the West End Bridge and Route 65 and approached the teacher’s vehicle, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. When the teacher rolled down her window, the female suspect threw a brick at her and knocked out one of her teeth, Toler said.

The suspects dragged the teacher from her car and continued to assault her, Toler said. The teacher was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in stable condition.

Investigators believe the assault was related to an earlier dispute with a parent at the school.

No further information was immediately available. It was not immediately clear if the suspects were in custody.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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