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Man who took gun into Pa. school gets prison term

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Posted: May 12, 2011 10:47 AM
Man who took gun into Pa. school gets prison term

A man who entered a Pittsburgh high school with a gun last year and injured a security guard when both men tumbled through a glass door will spend up to 11 1/2 years in prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Darrand Mohamed was sentenced Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty in February to aggravated assault, criminal trespass and other charges for entering the Pittsburgh Creative & Performing Arts school with an unloaded handgun. Mohamed told a security guard he was there to pick up a relative for an early dismissal.

Police say a student spotted Mohamed and his gun in a restroom and alerted security, prompting the guard to scuffle with Mohamed for control of his .38-caliber handgun.

When Mohamed ran away, the guard gave chase and the men broke through a glass door.