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Report of gunman prompts lockdown of Philly school

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A police cruiser patrols the perimeter of the Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, located on the 200 block of East Courtland Street. Tuesday afternoon, reports of a gunman nearby prompted the lockdown of the school.

A police cruiser patrols the perimeter of the Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, located on the 200 block of East Courtland Street. Tuesday afternoon, reports of a gunman nearby prompted the lockdown of the school.

The report of gunman prompted the lockdown of a school in Philadelphia's Feltonville section Tuesday afternoon.

Police say it was around 12:20 p.m. when officers were called out to the Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, located on the 200 block of East Courtland Street.

The school was placed in lockdown because the students said that they saw a man in the cemetery near the school possibly armed.

The children reported the incident to several adults who then called police.

Police were unable to find the man.

The lockdown was later lifted around 3:30 p.m.

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