Philadelphia High School Student Allegedly Makes Threat as a Joke on Social Media, Arrested - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Philadelphia High School Student Allegedly Makes Threat as a Joke on Social Media, Arrested

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    Philadelphia High School Student Allegedly Makes Threat as a Joke on Social Media, Arrested
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    A police officer walks out of Central High School in Philadelphia the morning of April 22, 2016 after officials say a student was taken into custody following a threat made as a joke on social media.

    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.