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Charter School In Rhawnhurst Closed Due To Undisclosed Threat

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For the second day in a row, a school in Northeast Philadelphia is closed due to an undisclosed threat.

Officials at the Tacony Academy Charter School on Rhawn Street say the closure is due to an “emergency,” but they did not elaborate.

There are reports that a student threatened to shoot up a neighborhood before coming to school. School officials would not confirm any details.

School officials did say parents would be notified on why the school had to be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

Staff members were scheduled to report at 10 a.m. Thursday, but students were told to stay home.

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  1. Time to Stand up & speak out says:

    IF MY CHILD ATTENDED THAT SCHOOL , I WOULD FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY. THAT “JA” FEELS . THE SCHOOL FELT THE NEED TO CLOSE FOR 2 DAYS BUT DIDN’T FEEL IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO LET PARENTS KNOW WHY

    THE LOCKER THEFT PROBLEM & REASON FOR NO LOCKS IS JUST AS ABSURB ! SO LET ME GET THIS CORRECT , IF ITEMS ARE STOLEN FROM A STUDENT’S LOCKER & THEY CANT PROVE WHO IT IS , THE VICTIM IS VICTIMIZED 2X – ONCE FOR THE THEFT & ONCE AGAIN HAVING TO REPLACE THE ITEMS WHICH COST $, WHILE THE THIEF GETS AWAY IT? AND THEY USE THE TERM ‘ CARING COMMUNITY” . WOW , WITH THAT KIND OF CARING , PRETTY SOON YOU WILL ONLY HAVE THIEVES & OTHER LOWLIFES ATTENDING THAT SCHOOL !

    THINK THAT THE THOSE WHO OVERSEE THE CHARTER SCHOOLS NEED TO BE LOOKING INTO THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP AT THIS SCHOOL, OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING IS WRONG !

  2. JA says:

    The parents have not been notified as of this time. The rumor was a sixth grader was bringing a gun to SCHOOL! Do you think that would be important?The school obviuosly doesn’t feel that is important enough to notify the parents. This is a school which allows theft because they don’t allow students to have a lock on their locker. The reason that they give is they are a caring community. They just let the kids steal from other kids so the parents have to foot the bill for supplies.You should really interview the principal who will direct you to a second tier administartor for comment or no comment. Thank you for your news report.

  3. happyjack says:

    Charter schools are a joke to avoid responsibility.

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