Suspect in Custody, No Injuries, After Germantown’s MLK High Locked Down This Morning

Martin Luther King High School was locked down out of an "abundance of caution" following a report that a student may have had a gun.

Martin Luther King High School. Image via Google street view.

Martin Luther King High School. Image via Google street view.

This morning, for the third day in a row, class at an educational institution in Philadelphia was disrupted by the specter of gun violence.

Today’s scare: Martin Luther King High School on Stenton Avenue in Germantown.

The school was locked down just before 9 a.m. following a report that an unidentified male student may have had a gun in or in the vicinity of the school, according to a statement released by Philadelphia Police.

District officials said there was never any gun found inside the school and the lockdown was out of an abundance of caution, 6 ABC reports.

The suspect was taken into custody unarmed a little more than half hour later at the Fern Rock Transportation, nearly two miles (and a little more than a half-hour walk) from the high school, police said. The lockdown has since been lifted and things have since returned to normal at the school.

According to CBS3, the suspect is an 18-year-old male enrolled at Master Charter School-Pickett campus.

School officials declined to comment at press time but said more information on the incident would be coming later today.

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