Student Arrested, Facing Charges in Gunfire Inside Philly High School

A juvenile is facing charges in connection with the firing of a gun during a fight inside a high school in Philadelphia.

About noon on Friday, Philadelphia police were called to Ben Franklin High School on N. Broad for the report of a gunshot. The school was placed on lockdown.

According to investigators, a fight broke out between several students in a stairwell. During the altercation, police say a gunshot was fired inside the school.

Police found a .45 caliber shell casing in the stairwell.

A search warrant was obtained and served at the juvenile’s home. He was taken into custody.

About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police say the juvenile was read his rights and placed under arrest. Charges are pending.

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