Middle School Locked Down Following Shooting Report

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    A Northeast Philadelphia middle school was placed on lockdown following the report of a shooting.

    Philadelphia Police say a 911 call was placed around 2 p.m. on Monday to report a shooting inside the Warren G. Harding Middle School at 4900 Torresdale Avenue.

    Officers responded to the scene and swept the building, but did not find any evidence of a shooting, police said.

    The school was placed on lockdown as police investigated the incident.

    Police say the emergency call was placed from outside the building.

    Harding Middle School is a public school that teaches grades 6 through 8 to 590 students, according to School District of Philadelphia data.

    Police continue to investigate the incident.

    This is the second major incident to take place at a district school on Monday. Earlier, up to a dozen students were arrested at Overbook High School following a brawl. A school nurse was also hurt in the fight.