Middle School Locked Down Following Shooting Report

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Middle School Locked Down After Shooting Report

SkyForce10 - NBC10.com

advertisement

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.

Related Stories

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.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out