Powder sent to Crockett, Barbara Bush elementary schools in envelopes.
HOUSTON - A suspicious powder was found in envelopes at two Houston elementary schools on Wednesday.
About 1:15 p.m., Houston firefighters were sent to Barbara Bush Elementary, 13800 Westerlock, after an envelope containing powder was discovered. The school was locked down for a short time.
Firefighters took the envelope, which has not been opened, out of the school.
Investigators later determined that the powder was harmless.
The first case reported on Wednesday was at Crockett Elementary, 2112 Crockett, at 9 a.m.
The Houston Independent School District said office workers found the powder inside an envelope. The air-conditioning system was shut down and the school was locked down during the investigation.
Read more at Local 2.