Schools Closed for 2nd Day Amid Manhunt in Rural Kentucky

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Massive manhunt underway after suspect shoots at police.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A rural Kentucky school district has canceled classes for a second straight day as authorities search for a fugitive accused of shooting at law officers in two states. CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The FBI has now joined in on a massive manhunt for a man that shot a Tennessee deputy and fired shots at a state trooper in Kentucky, police say. Cumberland County schools Superintendent Kirk Biggerstaff said Tuesday he doesn’t want student waiting for buses in sparsely-populated areas while Floyd Ray Cook is still at large.

– School officials in Cumberland County, Kentucky said school would remain closed Tuesday as the search for an armed and dangerous shooting suspect continued. In a statement issued through Sentinel, he described his book as a defense and “more optimistic view” of the Senate. “At a moment of widespread anxiety and distrust about our political institutions, I thought it was important for someone who believes in the wisdom and durability of our system to offer a longer, more optimistic view, to share the lessons and experiences that would help others better understand and appreciate the Senate and what happens here behind the scenes from day to day,” he said. Authorities swarmed a home in Burkesville, Kentucky Monday morning where they said the suspect in the shooting of an Algood police officer was believed to be barricaded. Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory says Cook is “as dangerous as they come.” Cook is accused of wounding the Tennessee officer during a traffic stop Saturday in Putnam County. The Kentucky Enquirer ( ) reports that Jennifer Stepp of the community-based Bullitt County Opioid Addiction Team plans to teach children on Nov. 21 how to use the non-narcotic naloxone to restore breathing in those overdosing.

Officials said the Algood officer, identified as Ahscari Valencia, was shot in the abdomen area, and authorities confirmed he was in good condition due to his vest and would be okay.

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