PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —
Police were contacted on Friday after threats were made against two Catholic schools in Philadelphia.
Roman Catholic High School was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. due to “general threats” made against the school,” Archdiocese spokesman Kenneth A. Gavin said.
Classes were proceeding as normal and dismissal will take place as scheduled. There will be no after-school activities.
Action News was there as parents lined up outside the building. Some of those in line said they received an email instructing them to pick up their children.
Meanwhile, Hallahan Catholic Girls High School was placed on voluntary lockdown earlier Friday due to “general threats” against the school community on social media, Gavin said.
He said school officials were in touch with police and they decided it was safe to proceed with the school day.
The school had an early dismissal already scheduled for Friday.
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