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NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Three inmates from a state corrections boot camp in New Richmond have walked away from the facility, prompting the local school district to cancel classes.

Mayor Fred Horne said Thursday three inmates from the St. Croix County Correctional Center in New Richmond left the minimum-security facility overnight. The center operates the Challenge Incarceration Program, which includes manual work assignments and discipline.

Horne says police have told him the community is not necessarily at risk, but that residents should be aware of their surroundings, lock their doors and report anything suspicious.

New Richmond School District Superintendent Jeff Moberg said on the district's website that school is canceled Thursday so more information can be gathered about the situation.

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