Northeast Times

At Fels, a gun is found in a backpack

A Fels High School stu­dent is sit­ting in a city jail cell after he al­legedly tried to bring a gun in­to school last Wed­nes­day.

Shaheed Whack, of the 200 block of W. Clark­son Ave. in Ol­ney, re­mains be­hind bars at the Cur­ran-From­hold Cor­rec­tion­al Fa­cil­ity in lieu of $75,000 bail. He is sched­uled for a pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing on May 2.

Last Wed­nes­day at about 7:30 a.m., he al­legedly tried to enter the school, at 5700 Lang­don St., but school po­lice dis­covered a gun in his back­pack as he passed through a met­al de­tect­or just in­side the front door. Whack ran from the build­ing, but Phil­adelphia po­lice caught him nearby at Lang­don and Sanger streets.

Po­lice al­legedly re­covered the loaded .38-caliber re­volver from Whack’s book bag and charged him with car­ry­ing fire­arms without a li­cense, car­ry­ing fire­arms in pub­lic and pos­sess­ing a weapon on school prop­erty.

The Phil­adelphia Daily News re­por­ted that Whack was wounded in the leg dur­ing a shoot­ing last Ju­ly 4 at the Wel­come Amer­ica cel­eb­ra­tion on Ben Frank­lin Park­way. The pa­per also re­por­ted, cit­ing un­spe­cified sources, that Whack had fought and been threatened by an­oth­er teen re­cently. ••

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