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NY School District Closed Due to Search for Escaped Murderers

Necn affiliate WPTZ reports that the school administration said students and teachers do not have to go to school

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    NY School District Closed Due to Search for Escaped Murderers
    File - AP
    This photo provided by New York State Governor's office shows the area where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes, and leave a note, at a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, NY, near the Canadian border and escaped through a manhole, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, June 6, 2015. He said Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, "are two dangerous individuals." (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office, via AP)

    Schools in Saranac, New York, are closed Thursday because of an ongoing search for two convicted murderers who escaped from prison in New York.

    Necn affiliate WPTZ reports that the school administration said students and teachers do not have to go to school.

    Convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt  escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York Saturday, prompting a manhunt spanning multiple states.

    The two men cut through a steel wall, broke through bricks and crawled through a steam pipe before emerging through a manhole outside the prison.

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    Vermont State Police pledged their full support in finding Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from the correctional facility in Dannemora, New York.
    (Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015)

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and other officials say there is information the escapees may have fled to Vermont.

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