Biological weapons simulation test planned in Oklahoma

 11/14/2017 9:19 AM MST
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A notice in an Oklahoma newspaper set many Newkirk residents on edge. 

The Department of Homeland Security announced the small town near the Kansas border will host a biological weapons simulation at the now-abandoned Chilocco Indian School.

In 2018, the department wants to release "non-hazardous, non-toxic" chemicals and biological materials on buildings in the area.

They want to see what might happen if a terrorist were to release similar chemicals as a biological weapon, and if buildings would offer residents any kind of protection.

Residents say the announcement worries them. 

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