Extra security at East Falls school

April 14, 2008 4:09:35 AM PDT
There will be extra security on patrol when a local school reopens this morning.

The William Penn Charter school in East Falls was closed Friday while police officers searched for a missing gun.

A woman reported the gun stolen after she brought it to the school last week in her purse. The woman reported her purse, which contained a handgun, had been taken from her car while she was inside picking up her daughter. The woman says she has the gun because she is involved in a domestic abuse case.

The search turned up nothing. But administrators canceled all weekend activities.

This morning, extra police will be on campus as a precaution. The head of the school will meet with parents.