Suspect in Philly School Shooting Charged as Adult

Posted on: 3:30 pm, January 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:35am, January 19, 2014

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UPDATE: A suspect in a Philadelphia school shooting that sent two students to the hospital is behind bars this morning.

Raisheem Rochwell, 17, is charged as an adult for his alleged involvement in a shooting at the Delaware Valley Charter High School on the 5200 block of Old York Road.

He faces two counts of aggravated assault and other offenses, according to officials. Rochwell is being held on $500,000 bail.

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PHILADELPHIA – According to reports, two students have been shot inside a Philadelphia high school.

Philadelphia Police say the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at the Delaware Valley Charter School at 5201 Old York Road in the Olney section of the city.

Philadelphia Police Lt. John Stanford says two 15-year-old students — a boy and a girl — were hit once in the arm in the shooting, which took place near the gymnasium.

Another male teen, who may or may not go to the high school, pulled a gun and either intentionally or unintentionally fired the handgun.

“Everything was captured on video,” Stanford said.

Both victims were rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, which is just a block north of the high school. They are both listed in stable condition, according to NBC News.

Police say the school has been placed on lockdown and is secure. Officials say students are being searched and then released on a one-by-one basis.

Parents are being asked to go to Fisher Avenue and Old York Road to pick up their children. Police say parents should “not go to the school.”

Police are still searching for the person or persons who may have committed the shooting. No one is in custody.