Pennsylvania teen charged in gasoline attack on 2 school guards Associated Press Published September 23, 2015
Sept. 21, 2015: Acting Wilkinsburg School Board Superintendent Joseph Petrella, right, follows students and their parents after students were released from Wilkinsburg High School in Wilkinsburg, Pa because a student poured gasoline on a security guard. (AP)
PITTSBURGH – A 16-year-old girl poured gasoline on two Pennsylvania high school security guards and unsuccessfully tried to ignite it using a grill lighter, police said Tuesday in announcing charges against the girl. Wilkinsburg student Imani Knight-Brantley was jailed, unable to post $100,000 bail, after being arraigned Tuesday and charged as an adult with aggravated assault, risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment and bringing a weapon onto school property. Knight-Brantley carried a 2-liter soda bottle filled with gasoline and the lighter in her hooded sweatshirt before attacking the guards, Brandon Murray and Leah Pyle, on Monday morning, Wilkinsburg police said in a criminal complaint.