Teen arrested in sucker-punching of Pa. teacher

October 10, 2012 11:22:50 AM PDT
Pittsburgh police say a teenager has been arrested in an assault on an English teacher who was sucker-punched near the western Pennsylvania city's Creative and Performing Arts school last week.

Police said the 15-year-old, who is enrolled at a different school, was charged Tuesday with simple assault and taken to a juvenile detention center. Officials said he also faces a probation violation.

Police earlier released a video showing 50-year-old James Addlespurger walking through a downtown alley near the school about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when one of several teens walking by suddenly punches Addlespurger, who drops to the curb.

Police said the suspect is enrolled at Letsche High School rather than CAPA, which is for 6th through 12th grade students pursuing a diploma with an emphasis in the performing arts.


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