Pittsburgh Public Schools student charged as adult for allegedly punching resource officer

PITTSBURGH — A Brashear High School student is facing criminal charges after allegedly punching a school officer.

A district spokesperson told Target 11 the officer was attempting to break up a verbal altercation between students on Friday, when an 18-year-old student threw a punch, striking the officer.

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The student, Avant D. Watts Finley, will face charges as a result of the incident.

Target 11 sources tell us the same Pittsburgh school police officer was hurt while breaking up a fight outside of Brashear High School on Oct. 8.