Classes were canceled on Wednesday at Ledford Middle School in North Carolina after an employee discovered a dead body on campus.
Body found on Ledford Middle School property in Thomasville; investigation underway https://t.co/vPxXY5RLQh
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The Davidson County School District Reveals More Information About The Discovery
According to FOX8 WGHP, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office received a call just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
Upon arriving at work prior to 6:00 a.m., an employee discovered an individual who appeared to be deceased on school grounds. School officials and law enforcement were immediately notified and an investigation rapidly began. The campus had to be closed and the scene secured while law enforcement investigated and evaluated the security of the entire campus.
Unfortunately, many school buses carrying students were already en route to the middle school.
Buses were directed to Ledford High School and parents were notified to pick their children up there. Ledford Middle School staff led this process. Ledford Middle School and Ledford High School staff members should be applauded for handling such an uncertain situation with profound professionalism.
Once authorities cleared the scene, they allowed staff to return. And reported that the death was “an isolated and random incident.”
…there is no threat to the public as a result of this matter…
Additionally, authorities “are not seeking any suspects.”
There Is No “Apparent Connection” Between The Deceased Subject And The School
The school district applauded law enforcement for their swift handling of the discovery.
We are very appreciative of the job by officers with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. The entire campus was canvassed to ensure a safe return for students and staff. The investigation is ongoing and any additional information related to the deceased individual will be provided by law enforcement.
At this time, no “apparent connection” has been made between the deceased individual and the middle school.
At this point there is no apparent connection between the individual and Ledford Middle School. Thoughts and prayers are with the family who will be mourning a loss of a loved one.
According to WXII12, the body was found near a door on campus. The deceased has not yet been identified and authorities haven’t declared the case a homicide, or revealed the manner of death.
BREAKING: A body was found at a door leading into Ledford Middle School this morning by school staff. As police investigate, classes have been canceled for the day.
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— WXII Jackie Pascale (@WXIIJackie) February 1, 2023