School district: Student poured gasoline on security guard

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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 1:32 PM

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A spokesman for a Pennsylvania school district says a student attacked a security guard by pouring gasoline hidden inside a soda bottle on him.

Wilkinsburg School District spokesman Pete Camarda says the school was evacuated Monday morning. He says officials are contacting parents of students in the seventh- through 12th-grade school in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs so they can be picked up.

Camarda says the student was involved in some kind of incident Friday and returned to school Monday morning with a bottle full of what appeared to be gasoline.

The spokesman says the student poured the fuel on the guard and the floor after 9 a.m. but didn't light it.

The student is in police custody. The guard isn't believed to be seriously injured.

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This story has been corrected to show the gasoline was in a soda bottle, not a soda can.