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Suspicious Letters With White Power Found In D.C. Schools

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There were medical evaluations formed on a dozen staffers, mainly the people that worked the mail rooms, but no injuries or illnesses have been discovered.

There has been no official identification of what the substance is, but a source describes the powdery material as a cornstarch-like substance. This type of material would not be hazardous, but authorities are not taking any chances considering the he timing of these letters and the city's past experiences with anthrax and terrorists attacks.

Parents were tense and anxious at Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest D.C., after learning that the school had been on lock down for more than an hour when the package was discovered.


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