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Schools lock down for threat


A killing in Connell resulted in a lockdown in Grand Coulee Dam School District schools Friday after police notified the district that the suspect could be in the local area.

Authorities in Connell were reportedly looking for 40-year-old Julio Cesar Hernandez after a 30-year-old hispanic man was shot to death Thursday night in Connell. Police “pinged” his cell phone, and believed he was in Electric City.

Grand Coulee Police were notified of the suspect’s possible presence. They notified the school district, said Superintendent Dennis Carlson.

He said all three schools were notified an...

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