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Dec 18, 2012 8:56 AM

Letter Questioning Safety Closes Western Kentucky Schools

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A letter sent to The Paducah Sun and shared with law enforcement questioning safety at a high school has led officials to close it and an attached middle school.

The Paducah Sun reports that that school and law enforcement officials made a joint decision to close Reidland High School and Reidland Middle School on Tuesday after the letter say a student had twice brought a weapon to school without being punished. The letter did not include a specific threat.

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden wrote on the departments Facebook page that the decision to close the high school was made so that the allegations in the letter could be "adequately investigated." He said the attached middle school was closed as "an extra precaution."

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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