Elementary school in Rhawnhurst placed on lockdown after student brings gun, police say

The back of a Philadelphia police van is seen on a street

Shown is a police vehicle in in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

Philadelphia police say an elementary school in the Rhawnhurst section was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a student brought a gun.

It happened around 8 a.m. at Farrell Elementary in the 8300 block of Castor Avenue.

The principal placed the school on lockdown after a student brought a gun into the building.

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The student is in custody and the firearm has been recovered, police say.

Action News has reached out to the School District of Philadelphia for comment.

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