AL schools dismissed during suspicious device probe
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Decatur say more than 10 schools and two college campuses have been dismissed while officials investigate a suspicious device that's attached to a rail car.
Lt. John Crouch told the Decatur Daily Thursday (http://bit.ly/1e3Roy5 ) that authorities wouldn't try removing the device until the schools were dismissed.
Officials say the rail car is at the Daikin chemical manufacturing facility on Alabama 20 and contains hazardous materials.
Morgan County School Superintendent Bill Hopkins says schools officials were asked to dismiss students from campuses within five miles of the facility.
Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml
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