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Pittsburgh public school on lockdown after Western Psych shooting

Pitt News Staff | March 8, 2012    

Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, on 107 Thackery Avenue, is currently on modified lock… Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, on 107 Thackery Avenue, is currently on modified lock down, according to Ebony Pugh the senior media relations manager for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

The lockdown comes after a shooting at Western Psychiatric Institute on Pitt’s campus. The University sent out an Emergency Notification Service alert just after 2 p.m. stating that at least one shooter was active in Western Psych and multiple people had been injured.

The alert said “Lock-down recommended until further notice. If safe to do so, tell others of this

message.”

Pugh said that no one can enter or leave the school until further notification from the school police.

The school day ends at 3:20 p.m., however Pugh said that she does not know when the lock down will be lifted.

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“Typically if there’s something in the community we will lock down the school to ensure the students are safe,” she said.

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