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Apr 14, 2010 5:17 PM

Guard wrestles with gunman at Pittsurgh school

Officials say a gunman who entered a Pittsburgh magnet school was disarmed after he fought with a security guard and both men crashed through a large window near the school's entrance.

Police say a 23-year-old man sneaked the weapon into the Creative & Performing Arts School on Wednesday afternoon.  Pittsburgh Public Schools spokewoman Ebony Pugh says she isn't sure how the man got inside because the only two entrances have metal detectors. She says a student saw the man with the gun in a restroom and alerted the security guard.

The security guard was taken to a hospital for injuries he suffered from the broken glass.  The weapon was never fired and no students were hurt. The school serves students in grades 6 through 12.  Police have not decided what charges the suspect will face.

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