Overbrook High School
More than 25 years ago the Wharton School created a program to impact the surrounding area and involve business students in local high schools.
“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”
The walls in the halls outside Overbrook’s aging gymnasium have received a fresh coat of orange and black paint, supplies and manpower courtesy of a nearby Lowes. Athletic Director Robert Miller is depending on the kindness of neighbors to complete the estimated $115,000 project by the end of next summer.
The incident was reported at about 10:15 a.m. in a third-floor hallway.
The School District of Philadelphia says one student and two school police officers suffered minor injuries.
The three students designed an app that reads your pulse, then plays songs appropriate for your heart rate.
Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of Bernard Scott, a 17-year-old Overbrook High School student who was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school.
At Overbrook High School, students and faculty gathered for an after school vigil today in memory of Bernard Scott, the popular sophomore who was shot and killed last week after gunfire erupted during a fistfight.
“I’m angry anytime anyone gets hurt in this city, whether it be by guns or any other method. You know, it’s about violence. It’s about the culture of violence, and a mindset in that regard,” the mayor said.
An Overbrook High School student was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school.
Video of a junior at Overbrook High School being brutally attacked is making the rounds on social media sites. Police are now looking to identify the attackers and charge them with aggravated assault.
Ninety-one school police officers will lose their jobs in the School District of Philadelphia. Because of that, 25 schools in the district will no longer have an officer stationed inside the building.