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Suspicious Packages With White Power Found In 7 D.C. Schools

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D.C. and federal authorities are now investigating suspicious packages containing a white powdery substance at seven D.C. public schools.

D.C. Fire and EMS have confirmed the packages in five schools, and NBC4 is now reporting that the packages have been found in seven schools.

The schools include M.C. Terrell Elementary School in Southeast, Ronald H. Brown Middle School in Northeast, Powell Elementary School in Northwest, Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest, King Elementary in Southeast, and Hamilton Molten Academy in Northeast. Fire and EMS have partially evacuated several of the schools.

D.C. law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are on the scenes isolating the areas where the packages have been found. D.C. Fire and EMS is performing battery field tests on the substances, and FBI will bring the packages back to their labs.

Early results from D.C. Fire and EMS indicate that the substance found at Ronald Brown Middle School did was not identified as any known hazard, according to a tweet from D.C. Fire and EMS.

No students or DCPS faculty or staff members have been injured, authorities tell WAMU's Patrick Madden.

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