Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania has been placed on lockdown due to reports of a gun on campus.
Police say that they have a student in custody who brought a pellet gun to the high school and the building remains locked down as police search for the gun.
At this time, there is “no immediate threat” to students and staff at this time. The school district announced that the lockdown had been lifted by police at 9:23 a.m. EST.
Following the initiation of the lockdown, the Upper Darby School District tweeted:
Upper Darby High School is still in a lockdown as police investigate a reported gun seen on campus. There has been no report of a shooting. Students may not be released from the high school until police lift the lockdown. We will continue to provide updates every 15 mins.
Upper Darby High School is a four-year public high school that is located in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania. Established in 1895, it is the oldest high school in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
The reports of a gun on the Upper Darby High School campus in Pennsylvania is just the latest in a string of evacuations, 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.
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