Thomas Edison High School in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been placed on lockdown after reports of a suspect with a gun in the school bathroom.
Located on West Luzerne Street in the Hunting Park section Philadelphia, the school was put on lockdown around 10:25 a.m. after local police received a call from school security about reports of a suspect with a gun.
Police are currently on the scene. Currently, there is no further description of the alleged armed suspect. There are no reports of any injuries at this time.
The school has approximately 1000 students in ninth to 12th grade.
#Breaking: A North Philadelphia high school was put on lockdown Wednesday morning after someone reported possibly spotting a guy with a gun in a school restroom. https://t.co/K5MYNOSYyo pic.twitter.com/Y4xtVma2Bl
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) September 5, 2018
The lockdown at Edison High School in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States. Over the course of the past few years, shootings and lockdowns such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.