Skip to main content

Powder at CCRI-Lincoln deemed non-hazardous

March 9, 2013

Fire officials from Lincoln, Woonsocket and North Providence gather at the scene of a HazMat emergency at CCRI's Flanagan Campus in Lincoln just after 1 p.m. Friday after a professor's assistant opened an envelope when a white powdery substance spilled out. The campus was evacuated as a precaution. Photo/Ernest A. Brown

LINCOLN (AP) — An envelope containing white powder sent to the Community College of Rhode Island in Lincoln that forced a campus-wide evacuation has been found to be non-hazardous.
The college canceled classes at the Flanagan campus on Friday afternoon after a professor received an envelope containing an unknown substance. Campus officials notified the Lincoln police and fire departments.
The school said later the substance was found to be a sugar-based product. A sample is being sent to the state Department of Health for further testing.
CCRI said all regularly scheduled classes and activities will be held Saturday. Spring break officially starts Monday.

PROVIDENCE – Earlier in the week, even Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson indicated...
PROVIDENCE – Immediately after it ended, North Smithfield High’s players skated over...
  CUMBERLAND – From instructional to peewees to interscholastic competition to ......
WOONSOCKET – Running enthusiast and Woonsocket police Capt. Michael Lemoine counted his father-in-law as one of the...
The Blackstone Valley towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will get more than a quarter of a million...
CUMBERLAND – The town’s liability insurer has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a police brutality suit brought...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes