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Posted at 4:14 PM ET, 10/14/2010

White powder sent to D.C., Texas schools

By Washington Post editors

The FBI is investigating letters with white powder sent to two District schools in the past two days, which follows a similar pattern at Houston schools and elsewhere since last week.

Officials say initial tests found nothing dangerous. Hazardous materials teams were called to Bancroft Elementary on Wednesday and to Adams Elementary on Thursday for letters in the school offices that seemed suspicious.

Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the schools were not evacuated, and no one became sick.

FBI Washington Field Office spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin says the FBI collected the letters and sent them to a regional laboratory. She says investigators haven’t determined whether they are linked to letters received at schools in other cities.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | October 14, 2010; 4:14 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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