Edison High School
Program Designed To Allow Philadelphia Students To Surrender Contraband Into “Amnesty Boxes” On Hold
The pilot program announced last fall put steel Kevlar-lined “amnesty boxes” at Fels, Edison and Roxborough High Schools.
The old, graffiti-ridden and burned-out Edison High School has stood as a symbol of urban blight for years. But now, in its death throes, Edison has become a symbol of hope and change.
The organization says it will work with the state and city to focus resources on the 24th, 25th, and 26th police districts.
For one hundred local high schoolers, summer in the city means an internship at Philadelphia City Hall. The program got underway with a greeting from the mayor.