Man Arrested for Brandishing Gun at Pittsburgh School


A man carrying an unloaded .38-caliber handgun onto a Pittsburgh public school has been charged with aggravated assault.

Police and Pittsburgh Public Schools officials are unsure how Aaron Darrand Mohamed, 23, entered the Creative & Performing Arts school, which serves students in grades six through 12. Representatives from the district said the school’s only two entrances have metal detectors, according to the Associated Press. Mohamed told officers he was there to meet a relative, a student at the school.

A student spotted Mohamed with the gun in a restroom and immediately contacted a security officer. As the suspect tried to run out of the school, the security officer grabbed Mohamed. Their scuffle led to the pair crashing through the front window.

The security officer suffered a few injuries from the broken glass. No students were injured during the incident.

In addition to aggravated assault charges, Mohamed faces reckless endangerment and other counts. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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