Benjamin Franklin students, staff relocated due to health hazard

Students and staff at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School will be relocated to the main building of the school at 5735 Rising Sun Avenue Monday. The move, from the school's temporary location at Pilgrim Baptist Church, is due to environmental reasons, according to a statement released by the district tonight.

District spokeswoman Shana Kemp did not provide detail as to what the issue was, but said that the Department of Public Health will conduct a "thorough check of the building."

"More information will be provided as the District, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the PFT fully assess the situation," she said.