Northeast High School put on lockdown after report of gun in the building

Northeast High School was on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday. No one was hurt, and authorities did not find any weapons.

Police cars were parked outside Northeast High School during a lockdown Wednesday, Jan. 2. No gun was found, and no one was injured, a school district spokesman said. JACK TOMCZUK / TIMES PHOTO

Northeast High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday after authorities received reports of a person with a gun in the school.

No weapon was found and no one was hurt, according to School District of Philadelphia spokesman Lee Whack. He said district officials and police fully investigated the incident.

The lockdown began around 11:30 a.m. and lasted just over an hour.

Police officers were on the scene, and concerned parents showed up to check on students around the time the lockdown was lifted. ••