Oliver Citywide Academy will continue remote learning through June 5

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Public Schools announced that Oliver Citywide Academy will continue to learn remotely through June 5, after a student was shot and killed outside the school earlier this week.

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Originally, it was announced that Oliver Citywide students would learn remotely until May 30, but the district made the decision to extend that by a week.

“As Superintendent, it is my duty to care for the students, teachers, staff, and families during this difficult time. All schools should be a safe place for teaching and learning,” said Dr. Wayne Walters. “Pittsburgh Oliver needs time to grieve, reflect, and heal. And while I cannot control the timeline for this course, I can provide them with the space and resources to begin that process.”

Derrick Harris Jr., 15, was killed in the shooting just one week before his 16th birthday.

Another student, Jaymier Perry, also 15, is accused of shooting and killing Harris.

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