Meridian Township police investigate incident at Cornell Elementary School

Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 3:30 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2023 at 6:21 AM EST
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MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - Police in Meridian Township are investigating an incident that happened Monday at Cornell Elementary School.

Authorities said a body was found on the playground and that there is no threat to the public or anyone at the school.

Okemos School officials told News 10 that it appears the person took their life. School leaders said they contacted the parents of students who may have witnessed the scene which they believe was isolated to the third-grade classrooms.

Students were released early Monday afternoon and News 10 is working to find out when they will return.

As for the body that was found, police have not released their identity. We know this is only isolated to Cornell Elementary School.

School officials said Cornell Elementary School will be closed Tuesday. All other Okemos schools will remain open.

News 10 has made calls to the police and school leaders for further updates.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Meridian Township Police Department at 517-853-4800.

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