Lockdown lifted after Rhawnhurst elementary school student found with gun

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Lockdown lifted after elementary school student found with gun
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The building was deemed safe and the lockdown was lifted at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police say an elementary school in the Rhawnhurst section was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a student brought a gun.

It happened around 8 a.m. at Farrell Elementary in the 8300 block of Castor Avenue.

The principal placed the school on lockdown after a student brought a gun into the building.

The student is in custody and the firearm has been recovered, police say.

The building was deemed safe and the lockdown was lifted at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

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