The sale of William Penn High School to Temple University, blocked temporarily by a community group's legal action, will go through after all, officials said Friday.
Inez Henderson-Purnell, president of the William Penn Development Coalition, said the group withdrew action against the transfer of the deed for William Penn, a sprawling school complex on North Broad Street. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had denied the group's request for injunctive relief.
"We fought the good fight," Henderson-Purnell said in a statement.
Temple plans a complex with sports fields and a job-training center for the site, which is adjacent to its main campus.