Boy, 16, arrested after shooting incident at Ben Franklin High School

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Philadelphia police say they have a 16-year-old boy in custody in connection with the shooting incident Friday at Benjamin Franklin High School. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police say they have a 16-year-old boy in custody in connection with the shooting incident Friday at Benjamin Franklin High School.

The teen was placed under arrest around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Police say the teen allegedly brought a gun to school to settle a score after his friend had been involved in a fight.

According to police, the suspect allegedly fired one shot at an adversary.

Several witnesses were taken to the police station to be formally interviewed.

During the interview, police determined several students were involved in a physical altercation in the hallway.

Shortly after the fight, a gunshot was fired inside the school.

A search warrant was obtained and served at the suspect's residence, where the teen was taken into custody.

Police say the teen could be facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and other weapons violations.
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