Police have charged an 18-year-old Samuel Fels High senior with bringing a gun into the school on Dec. 17, prompting a three-hour lockdown as police searched for the weapon.
An 18-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the school's lockdown was lifted.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did not put any Philadelphia schools on its 2014-2015 list of “persistently dangerous schools.”
The city controller wants the Philadelphia school district to take its large collection of art out of storage and display it somewhere, which is something a spokesman said the schools are working on.
Three George Washington High students have been arrested on assault charges related to a June 2 fight. School District Police Sgt. Daryl Giles, one of the cops who broke up the brawl, later that day was found unconscious at the school and was taken to Holy Redeemer hospital in Montgomery County, where he was pronounced dead.
A Philadelphia School District police officer who was found unconscious in a Washington High bathroom last week died of severe coronary heart disease, according to the Montgomery County coroner.
A former special-education teacher at a Mayfair grade school had sex repeatedly with a 14-year-old student in March and April, according to criminal charges filed by the District Attorney last week.
A veteran school district police officer was found dead at Washington High School Monday afternoon.
Vandals did an estimated $50,000 in damage to Lincoln High Schools athletic field in early September.