North Philly Elementary School Locked Down Briefly After Trespasser Enters

By Mike DeNardo and Dray Clark

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A lockdown was put into effect this morning, then lifted about an hour later, at a North Philadelphia elementary school after a trespasser was seen inside the school.

A school district spokeswoman says the lockdown went into effect about 8:45am at Bethune Elementary School, 3301 Old York Road, when a man without permission was spotted inside the school.

(Parents pick up children from Bethune Public School after a lockdown was lifted. Credit: Dray Clark)

(Parents pick up children from Bethune Public School after a lockdown was lifted. Credit: Dray Clark)


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The spokeswoman says the man was arrested later outside the school building and charged with trespassing.

The lockdown was lifted at 9:45 am.  There was no immediate word on the man’s name or what he was doing inside the school.

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