• 3 teens found with guns outside high school football game


    PITTSBURGH - Three teenagers were arrested Thursday night when it was discovered they had guns outside a high school football game, police said.

    Police approached the teens outside Cupples Stadium in the South Side, where Taylor Allderdice and Brashear high schools were playing, because someone saw them smoking marijuana, according to a criminal complaint.

    The teens admitted that they had been smoking marijuana, and when officers searched them, guns were found in their waistbands, police said.

    All of the guns recovered were reported stolen, the complaint said.


    For parents like Pampelis Papazekos, who attends games at Cupples, the news is alarming.

    “Very concerning,” he said. “That should not happen in a venue like this – not a venue anywhere.”

    Papazekos is a soccer coach for Obama Academy and says his team has played at Cupples many times and always feels safe.

    “I have felt very safe. I have coached down here, I have a daughter who plays, and I never had an incident with fans or anything,” he said. “Not aware of any safety issues.”


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