Drexel Hill, Upper Darby Township, PA —- Township police officers responded to the Upper Darby High School after administrators placed the school on lockdown.  A student found what appeared to be live ammunition, a bullet in a classroom. The incident occurred on April 11 at approximately 2:15 PM.

Police went from classroom to classroom searching for any weapons or ammunition.

The sprawling 1970’s era school building is located at 601 North Lansdowne Ave. in the Drexel Hill section of Township and has an enrollment of approximately 3281 students.  

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Using social media, the police reported at 2:47 PM, that they had a student in custody.  No further details were given.

Police attempted to communicate with parents and guardians via Twitter and Facebook during and after the incident.

“The lockdown at Upper Darby HS has been lifted. Students are being dismissed,” Stated police at 3:12 PM.

At 3:15 PM, Police went on Facebook asking everyone to follow them on Twitter.  They stated that they could use Twitter quicker and it was a little more seamless. They provided their Twitter handle @udpolice


The high school’s lockdown was lifted at about 3:15 pm once police determined that there was no active threat.

The students were dismissed, and one student was taken into custody.  The police stated, “There is no active threat, will give more details as we investigate.”

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