Frequent school lockdowns take a toll on Philly students

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Jules E. Mastbaum High School on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Jules E. Mastbaum High School on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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Across the Philadelphia School District, lockdowns happen as frequently as every other day. Students hide under their desks or cram into closets and wait for the all-clear. And when the lockdowns are lifted, Michaela Winberg of WHYY’s Billy Penn explains why they’re not really over for many students.

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