Two Dallas-area schools evacuated over powder

April 6, 2010 10:50:02 AM PDT
Two suburban Dallas elementary schools were briefly evacuated after employees received envelopes containing white powder. School district spokesman Reavis Wortham said Tuesday that the powder at both sites was nontoxic and not dangerous.

Students at Ethridge Elementary School in Garland were taken to a high school next door as a precaution. Parents were notified that they could pick up their children. Wortham says the remaining students returned to class.

A second envelope was then found at Armstrong Elementary. Students were evacuated to the surrounding grounds. Wortham says they will be allowed back into the building once crime scene investigators are finished.

Students at the schools were taking standardized tests Tuesday.


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