Officials: Philadelphia School Superintendent Receives Emailed Threat

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating a threatening e-mail that officials say targeted the life of Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman early Sunday morning.

Ackermann says this isn’t the first time she received threats, but this one stood out.

“This is pretty serious,” she told KYW Newsradio this morning.  “This is the worse that I’ve seen.  Usually it’s mild — a phone call here and there, someone intercepts it —  but this, the email was such that I didn’t even want to keep reading.  It was pretty disturbing.”

Ackerman says the email was addressed directly to her and was immediately provided to the district’s head of safety, Myron Patterson, and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Police officers and a bomb dog conducted a search of the building, located in the 400 block of North Broad Street. Officials say there was no evidence of an explosive device.

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School officials say additional safety measures were also put in place for Superintendent Ackerman.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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One Comment

  1. Ed says:

    Nobody in Philly believes this, Queen Arlene probably sent it to herself. The cops knew it was bogus when thousands of people claimed they sent it.

  2. Linda D Bryant says:

    Maybe now Ackerman will dig her head out of her posterior.

    This should be a real wake-up call for her!!!!

  3. John says:

    At least Dodge City had a Wyatt Erp

  4. Francis J Graff says:

    Voter’s must make changes in May. Our school system is being strangled by money cuts and now threats. But once a year we see our Mayor and councilpeople picking up the trash. How ridiculas is that? Now cops are crashing into each other, and state senators are worried about “BEDBUGS”. Coucil is busy thinking up ways to make their hearings shorter, by shelving the concerns of citizens, and telling them “we don’t care what you think”. I will not vote for any current council person now in office. I ask you to do the same. We need a council who is worried about our school system and not their DROP.

  5. Weezer1107 says:

    This is upsetting. Philadelphia is becoming like Dodge City.

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