A Philadelphia high school student was taken into police custody Friday morning in connection with making a threat on social media apparently as a joke, officials said.
Police responded to Central High School, at Ogontz and Olney avenues in the city's Logan neighborhood, just after 8 a.m.
School district spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed that one student was taken into police custody for allegedly making a comment construed as a threat on social media. Gallard said he could not specify what the threat said, but later said that the student apparently made the threat as a joke.
Though it was a joke, Gallard said the school district is continuing to follow all procedures with police. It was unclear if any charges would be filed.