Simon Gratz High School principal receives bomb threat text, lockdown lifted

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TIOGA (WPVI) -- Simon Gratz High School in the Tioga section of Philadelphia was placed on lockdown for nearly an hour Wednesday after the principal received a bomb threat text message.

Action News is told around 9:30 a.m. the principal received the text about a person with a bomb in the school at 1798 West Hunting Park Avenue.

The principal called police and placed the school on lockdown.

The bomb squad was also notified.

Authorities say at 10:30 a.m. the all clear was given.