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Teacher arrested for anthrax threat

August 7, 2007

Albany -- An elementary school teacher is charged with causing that Doublegate anthrax scare last month.

42-year-old Lendon Lewis,  a Dougherty County School System elementary teacher, was arrested at Morningside Elementary Friday and  charged with making terroristic threats.

Police say he's the one who put a package containing a powdery substance in a mailbox on Surrey Road in July.

The recipient of the package, Tommy Lamar, suspected Lewis because Lewis has recently been fired from his church.

In an apparent attempt to throw police off, Lewis told them he, too received such a package at his home on Andover Lane.

He's out of jail on bond.

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