Student Tries to Bring Gun to School

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    A Northeast Philadelphia high school student is in trouble with police after he tried to bring a handgun into school this morning.

    Philadelphia Police were called to Samuel Fels High School around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after getting a report of a student with a gun.

    Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard says the student had a handgun in his backpack.

    Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman, says the teenager walked through a scanner at the front of the school and it showed a gun in his backpack.

    Russell says security tried to stop the 19-year-old, but he fled and was arrested a short distance away.

    The boy wasn't immediately identified.

    No one was hurt in the incident.

    Samuel Fels High School is located at at 5500 Langdon Street in the Summerdale section of Northeast Philadelphia. The ninth-12th grade school houses just less than 1,400 students.

    Police say another student is also being held in a separate incident. In that case, police say an unnamed male student tried to bring a knife into Fairhill Community High School in North Philadelphia shortly before 8 .m. Wednesday. He was caught on the second floor of the building near the dean's office, police said.

     


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