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<BR>Courthouse security tested Wednesday<BR>

Tight security at the courthouse Wednesday was a surprise to employees arriving at work, but they and others having business with the county can expect future unannouced testing of the security system
Wednsesday's testing of security at the courthouse had nothing to do with terrorists. Deputy Sheriff Mark O'Neill is shown checking the readout of the metal detector used at the rear entrance of the building as Kelly Grant passed through. Crook County Undersheriff Jim Hensley claimed the security test at the courthouse Wednesday had nothing to do with events at the World Trade Center last week. Checking the security of the building is something that was scheduled prior to Sept. 11. However, county employees and people using the courthouse can expect to run into the metal detector and increase presence of law enforcement officials in the building more frequently. Hensley said unannounced random testing of build security will be held several times a month in the future.