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Luther Schools Dismissed On Friday To Accommodate Funeral For Michael Vance Victims

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LUTHER, Oklahoma -

Luther Schools will be dismissed on Friday to accommodate funeral services for a couple reportedly killed by a man wanted in connection to a violent crime spree. 

Vance is wanted in connection to a string of violent crimes, including shooting and injuring two Wellston police officer, shooting and carjacking a woman in Wellston, killing his relatives, Ronald and Valerie Wilkson, at their home in Luther, and shooting and trying to carjack a store clerk in Sayre.

Funeral services for Ronald and Valerie Wilkson will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the Luther Auditorium. There will be increased security. 

Superintendent, Dr. Sheldon Buxton, said he is choosing to dismiss school on Friday without penalty to the students. The Superintendent said he made the decision to cancel school Friday to accommodate funeral services. 

The scheduled football game that evening with Meeker will be played as scheduled.

Law enforcement officials have established a hotline to deal specifically with tips regarding the search for Vance. That hotline number is (405) 246-9205 and will be manned 24/7 by U.S. Marshals.

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