According to a Pittsburgh Public Schools spokesperson, school security and police "noticed a student behaving suspiciously in an area of the school grounds."

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A student is in custody after Pittsburgh Public School police officers confiscated a gun from the teen near Westinghouse Academy on Friday morning.

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According to a Pittsburgh Public Schools spokesperson, school security and police “noticed a student behaving suspiciously in an area of the school grounds.”

Due to the suspicious behavior, school officials say security staff did a perimeter search. That’s when they found and confiscated the weapon and took the student into custody.

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“The school needs to get this cleaned up so kids can go to school. But how can they go to school when they got guns and weapons and fights?” said parent Narre Giles.

She also says parents need to do more to protect their kids and diffuse situations before they escalate.

The student is in custody but there’s been no word on any charges.

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