16 Year-Old School Girl Douses Security Guards in Gas – Tries to Torch Them
Imani Knight-Brantley (Smoking Gun)
A sixteen year-old Pennsylvania girl doused school security guards in gasoline and tried to torch them after she was kicked out of school last week.
The girl is being held on a $100,000 bond.
The Smoking Gun reported:
A Pennsylvania girl doused school security guards with gasoline and then attempted to light the victims on fire, according to investigators who have charged the teen with numerous felonies.
In retaliation for a run-in last week with a guard, Imani Knight-Brantley, 16, returned Monday to her Pittsburgh-area high school carrying a two-liter Sprite bottle containing gasoline.
According to police, Knight-Brantley was booted from Wilkinsburg High School Friday after being caught using a cell phone in class. She later returned to get food at an after-school program, but was again escorted from the building by guard Brandon Murray. As she was being removed the second time, Knight-Brantley threw a milk carton at Murray.
As detailed in a criminal complaint, Knight-Brantley confronted Murray upon returning to the school Monday. Police allege that she splashed gasoline on Murray and a second security official. As the guards grappled with Knight-Brantley, she tried to ignite the gasoline with an outdoor grill lighter.
After police arrived to arrest Knight-Brantley, students were evacuated due to the smell of gasoline throughout the school.