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New Details Emerge In Alleged Assault Case Involving School Officer

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are new details in the ongoing sexual assault case involving a Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer.

New documents obtained by police using a search warrant describe a student suspended from Rooney Middle School on Pittsburgh’s North Side in 2005.

Sources indicate records found as a result of that search warrant show a then 14-year-old Rooney student was suspended for allegedly bringing a knife to school.

The records indicate the student told authorities at the time: “(The police officer) made me (perform oral sex) yesterday.”

Referring to the school police officer, he goes on to tell authorities: “I’m afraid of him. I’m going to stab him in the heart.”

The first allegation in 1999, a school principal told police he found the school district police officer in the closet wrestling with a 14-year-old student in his boxer shorts.

Last week, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala expressed concern about the lack of school district reporting in the case and why the officer is still on staff.

“He’s a police officer, and these little kids, they look up to police officers; so, he was already clothed with credibility, like a football coach at Penn State, you’re protected by the institution that you serve,” said Zappala.

Sources tell KDKA’s Marty Griffin that Pittsburgh police have taken two alleged victims back to the school, into the closet, where the incidents allegedly happened.

There’s no comment from the school district about the search warrant or the new allegations.

Meanwhile, the school district police officer remains suspended with pay.

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