Edison High School in Philadelphia cleared after threat

January 17, 2013 2:42:59 PM PST
Students at Edison High School in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section have been sent home for the day after they were evacuated on Thursday morning due to an apparent bomb threat.

Police were called around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to Edison, located on the 100 block of West Luzerne Street.

A teacher discovered the threatening note, prompting the evacuation of the school as a precaution.

Students were guided to nearby Clemente Middle School while police conducted the investigation.

Police cleared the school around 1:00 p.m.

Officials say the school will be open on Friday.