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Third Mail Scare, This Time in Newington

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NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A school in Newington remains closed after it became the third one in the state to receive a package with suspicious white powder this week.

Newington officials say they’re keeping Anna Reynolds School closed on Thursday until testing is finished on the powder found in a package on Wednesday, but no adverse reactions have been reported.

Powder was also found in envelopes at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Enfield on Monday and Island Avenue School in Madison on Wednesday. No one was injured and tests showed the powder mailed to those two schools wasn’t hazardous.

The FBI is investigating similar powder mailings across the country, including several in New England. Schools, media companies and politicians’ offices have received suspicious packages, including U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman’s office in Hartford.

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