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Baltimore school secretary blocks man’s access, gets pushed

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore school officials say a secretary trying to prevent a man from entering a school was assaulted.

Baltimore City Schools spokeswoman Edie House-Foster tells news outlets that the woman was pushed in her upper body as she attempted to stop a man from entering Westport Elementary School before hours Tuesday. She says the secretary is fine.

The man fled the scene. House-Foster says assault charges are pending. It’s unclear if the man is known to officials.

The incident comes on the heels of a recent string of assaults by students against schools staffers, which has prompted the Baltimore Teachers Union to launch a safety task force.

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