School systems across the country are reevaluating their safety procedures after anthrax scares have shut down dozens of facilities and forced some school officials into temporary quarantine.

So far, no actual incidents of anthrax contamination have been reported at schools, but officials say they aren't taking any chances.

Under a new policy introduced Oct. 18 by the Fayette County, Ky., Public Schools, officials will open the district's mail in a designated bathroom and throw out anything that looks suspicious, the Lexington Herald-Leader has reported.



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