University officials monitoring letters and packages

Mar 13, 2012

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce is assuring the campus community they have not been the subject of letters containing a white powdery substance, unlike various schools around the country.

The latest count as of last week put the suspicious letters received at six in North Texas, including many sent to elementary schools in Dallas and Collin counties. Some letters and packages contained postmarks from Grapevine and Dallas.

KXAS-TV reports that all of the mail that goes through North Texas' processing facilities goes through a bio-hazard detection machine that scans the envelope for dangerous substances. 

University officials at A&M-Commerce, in an email sent Tuesday, stated that mail services staff has been notified and they are closely monitoring all letters and packages. You can learn more on the university’s policy regarding suspicious packages here.