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Gov. Walker statement on possibility of closing schools

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Madison (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's office said Friday morning the governor was considering whether to cancel classes statewide. Walker's office later issued a statement backing off on that position, saying the governor is encouraging local school districts to make their own decisions.

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Madison (Press Release) - Governor Walker's office released the following statement regarding the possibility of closing schools on Monday: "Our top priority in this situation is the safety of Wisconsin's school children, and while this has most commonly been an issue for individual districts to decide, Governor Walker will consider this option and continue to closely monitor the situation with the appropriate state agencies."

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