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Philly School Superintendent, Staff Threatened



    Philly School Superintendent, Staff Threatened

    Philadelphia School District officials say they will have extra security at their headquarters Monday after receiving a bomb threat targeting the superintendent and her staff.

    The school district’s webmaster received a “highly unusual” email Saturday that a threat would occur against Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and her staff at the district's Spring Garden headquarters midday Monday.

    No specifics have been released about the exact threat but it prompted police, including a bomb dog, to conduct an internal search of the headquarters at 440 North Board Street.

    The school district released the following statement:

    School Superintendent Threatened

    [PHI] School Superintendent Threatened
    There is tighter security at Philadelphia School District Headquarters after Superintendent Dr. Arlene Ackerman gets a threatening email over the weekend.
    (Published Monday, April 4, 2011)

    “District personnel are reminded to remain vigilant at work at all times but especially tomorrow. If employees see anything that may seem unusual, they should notify law enforcement immediately.”

    Investigators say they will resume the search Monday morning.

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