An 18-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the school's lockdown was lifted.
Thousands of kids went to school this summer and participated in a special program that maintains school structure and helps focus on key parts of their education. In the Northeast, the “extended school year” program was hosted at Lincoln High, LaBrum Middle School and at Fels High School, where the kids got ice cream courtesy of a local radio station on Aug. 7, the last day of classes.
The declaration will take effect at 4 p.m. Sunday. Three emergency shelters will open at that time, including one at Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St., in Northeast Philadelphia. The mayor encouraged residents who live in flood-prone areas, including areas around Pennypack Creek, to move in with family and friends or go to a shelter.
— Editor’s Note: In this second of two parts, the Northeast Times examines programs and initiatives at Samuel Fels High School that have helped reduce the frequency of serious student misconduct while improving attendance, truancy rates and standardized test scores.