Friday, July 31, 2015

Sixteen students suspended from Fishtown school

Sixteen students have been suspended from a Fishtown elementary school following a series of "minor incidents," school district officials confirmed Friday.

Sixteen students suspended from Fishtown school

Sixteen students have been suspended from a Fishtown elementary school following a series of "minor incidents," school district officials confirmed Friday.

The students, ranging in grade from third through fifth, attend Alexander Adaire School, located on Palmer Street near Thompson.

District spokeswoman Chanice Savage said the school investigated the situations, which took place last week, and were able to identify all students involved on Thursday. She said 16 students were suspended and will be reinstated following a mandatory parent conference.

Fox29 first reported the suspensions, claiming the students were accused of gang affiliation.

Savage did not elaborate on the nature of the incidents, but said there were no serious injuries and no police involvement.

 

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Solomon Leach joined the Daily News in December 2012 as a nighttime crime and general assignment reporter and has been covering education since November 2013, focusing on operations at the School District of Philadelphia and higher ed. Prior to joining the People Paper, Solomon spent five years at Metro Philly covering just about anything you can imagine. Follow him on Twitter @ChroniclesofSol or e-mail him at leachs@phillynews.com.



Regina Medina has been with the Daily News since October 1999, covering a wide array of subjects for the paper including crime, celebrity news and now Philadelphia's k-12 schools. She has reported for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Daily Journal, an English-language newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela. Regina Medina can be reached at medinar@phillynews.com or on Twitter, @ReginaMedina.

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