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December 08, 2017

Lockdown lifted after threat to shoot up Philly school

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First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School in Frankford.

Authorities have lifted a lockdown at a Philadelphia school after a threat was issued Friday morning.

Police say the staff at First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, located at 4300 Tacony St. in Frankford, received a call from an unknown female who said she was en route to shoot up the school.

The school's principal placed the school on lockdown at 9:45 a.m. It was lifted an hour later.

Police will remain at the location until dismissal at noon.

The school teaches children in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to its website.