Classes Resume At Schools Near New York Prison Where Murderers Escaped


Classes are resuming in the rural school district located near the northern New York prison where two convicted murderers escaped more than a week ago.

Officials at the Saranac Central School District say classes will be held Monday after being called off last Thursday and Friday while hundreds of law enforcement officers combed the surrounding area for David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The district's schools are located just a few miles from Clinton Correctional Facility in the village of Dannemora. The search for the two convicts continues Monday.

School officials say they've arranged with state police for law enforcement officers to patrol the district's campuses from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and locations where buses pick up and drop off students.

The district has suspended all outdoor activities.

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