Target 11 has confirmed that a student who was involved in a videotaped fight at Perry High School is in more trouble with the law.
According to police, the 15-year-old student who was filmed throwing punches was with a group of teenagers over the weekend when one of them pointed a gun at another teen.
The 15-year-old, along with four others, is now facing juvenile gun charges stemming from the incident on Mullins Street in the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood, authorities said.
The student was already facing juvenile simple assault charges for the fight.
Target 11 investigator Rick Earle learned Monday that a local group is working to stop the violence.
“It’s very disturbing. Kids with guns is never a good combination,” said Dana Bose, who works for the nonprofit group Allegheny Youth Development.
Bose said for 20 years they’ve been working with middle school students by helping them succeed in and out of the classroom.
“We figure if we can get them off the street, that’s half the battle right there,” Bose said about their judo and basketball-sponsored programs. “We try to do what we can.”
Authorities said the serial number on the gun had been scratched off and they suspect it may be stolen.