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Missouri town's schools closed after concerning comments


WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Schools in the eastern Missouri town of Washington are closed for the day after a school maintenance worker allegedly tried to buy a gun and ammunition while warning of "a lot of shooting."

The Washington Missourian reports that 33-year-old Thomas Wingfield of Union was charged Thursday with marijuana possession. Franklin County prosecutor Bob Parks says an investigation continues. Wingfield is jailed and has no listed attorney.

Police say a handgun was seized from Wingfield early Thursday after he flourished the weapon at a motorist stranded along Interstate 70 in...

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