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Schools closed for 2nd day amid manhunt in rural Kentucky

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Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. (KSP via AP) Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. (KSP via AP)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -

A rural Kentucky school district has canceled classes for a second straight day as authorities search for a fugitive accused of shooting at law officers in two states.
    
Cumberland County schools Superintendent Kirk Biggerstaff said Tuesday he doesn't want students waiting for buses in sparsely-populated areas while Floyd Ray Cook is still at large.
    
The 62-year-old Cook is believed to be on foot after a Saturday shootout with a Kentucky state police trooper. Cook was last seen in the hilly, wooded countryside in Cumberland County, which borders Tennessee.
    
Cook is charged with attempted first-degree murder in Tennessee for allegedly shooting and wounding a police officer Saturday. Authorities say the officer's life was saved by his bulletproof vest.
    
Cook is accused of opening fire later Saturday at the Kentucky trooper, who wasn't wounded.

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