Lockdown at North Phila. school lifted

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Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School. (Photo from http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us)

Bethune Elementary School, on Old York Road in North Philadelphia, was on lockdown for an hour this morning after staff observed a trespasser inside the school. The lockdown began at 8:45.

Police were called, and an adult male was discovered outside the school.  He was arrested for trespassing, and the lockdown was lifted at about 9:45, said Chanice Savage, a district spokeswoman.

It was unclear what the trespasser was attempting to do inside Bethune.