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Temple police adds batch of new officers to help contain violence on North Philly campus

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PHILADELPHIA - Hours after a batch of recruits graduated the police academy to join Temple's police force, two incidents happened on campus that underscored the safety challenges facing the school.

According to Temple police, a person with a gun was spotted by a security officer inside the cafeteria of Morgan Hall and was arrested by responding officers.

Around the same time, police responded to a report of two individuals firing pellet guns at people near the intersection of Willington and Berks streets.

Authorities have not reported any arrests. Temple University added eight new officers to its force on Friday. The department, like many around the country, is struggling to entice new recruits to help protect the North Philadelphia campus.The graduation comes one month after Temple University Police Sgt.

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