School Cleared After Social Media Threat

Franklin Towne Charter High School has resumed classes.

Classes have resumed at Franklin Towne Charter High School after the school was temporarily cleared in the wake of a “social media threat,” police and school officials say.

Philadelphia Police said the threat was made overnight against the school at 5301 Tacony. The department’s Homeland Security unit cleared the school this morning and found nothing; a spokesman said no arrests were made — though NBC 10 reported that a teen was taken into custody. Any further action will be handled by the school, a spokesman said.

“We’ve been told to say the school is safe and secure,” said a woman who answered the phone at Franklin Towne. “It’s a regular day as usual. There’s no other comments at this time.”