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Pittsburgh Teacher Sucker Punched

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PITTSBURGH, PA —
Pittsburgh police have charged a 15-year-old North Side boy in an attack on a teacher from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

The boy was charged Tuesday with simple assault and taken to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. He also faces a probation violation, police said.The attack against 50-year-old James Addlespurger on Tito Way -- an alley off Liberty Avenue -- was captured by surveillance cameras last Thursday
afternoon.

“The video speaks for itself, but I don’t remember it happening when it happened,” Addlespurger told Channel 4 Action News anchor Mike Clark. The video showed Addlespurger walking by a group of teenagers when one of them abruptly turned and hit him. Addlespurger fell face-first to the
concrete and his head struck a curb as the teens walked away.

“I was shocked at the whole narrati

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Added: Oct-12-2012 Occurred On: Oct-11-2012
By: stirgy
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Tags: pittsburgh, teacher, punched, knocked, out, addlespurger, CAPA
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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