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Body found outside middle school; police investigate

LAS VEGAS — Police are investigating after someone found a body outside a middle school in Las Vegas, according to multiple reports.

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Officers responded to a report of the discovery just after 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, KSNV and KTNV-TV reported. In a statement obtained by KVVU-TV, school district officials said police were investigating the shared-use athletic fields near Kathleen and Tim Harney Middle School.

“The District and the (Clark County School District) Police Department are cooperating with the investigation, and there is no threat to the school or students,” the statement read.

District officials moved students to Las Vegas High School for the day as police began their investigation.

Authorities did not immediately identify the person found or share further information about the incident, the Las Vegas Sun reported. It was unclear whether the person had any connections to the school, according to KLAS-TV.

Police continue to investigate.