High School Sports Fights, Strikes And Social Media Threats Plague Pittsburgh-Area Schools By Megan Harris • Feb 9, 2018 Matt Rourke / AP Teachers, paraprofessionals and technical and clerical employees at Pittsburgh Public Schools are deciding whether to strike for the first time in more than 40 years. Racial Slurs Have No Place In High School Athletics, Students Say. So Why Does This Keep Happening? By An-Li Herring • Nov 21, 2017 Sheila May-Stein / Twitter Listen Listening... / 7:15 Brandon Sears, 15, started playing soccer for Pittsburgh’s Obama Academy this fall. It didn’t take long for an opposing player to call him the n-word.