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Lockdown Lifted After Police Investigate Report of Gun Outside Philly School

Woodrow Wilson Middle School on 1800 Cottman Avenue was placed on lockdown at 1:45 p.m. after Philadelphia Police received a call reporting a gun being found outside the school.

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    Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia was placed on lockdown after a student reported seeing a gun outside. After officers searched the area and every classroom, the building was cleared and the students were allowed to leave.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)

    A Northeast Philadelphia middle school was placed on lockdown due to a report of a possible weapon being found.

    Woodrow Wilson Middle School on 1800 Cottman Avenue was placed on lockdown at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday after Philadelphia Police received a call reporting a gun being found outside the building. School District Police and Philadelphia Police searched through every classroom during the lockdown and at one point about 1430 students were inside the building, officials said.

    The lockdown was later lifted and no weapons were found. No injuries have been reported and all students were allowed to leave.