Middlebury Schools: Staff member dies by suicide in middle school’s parking lot

Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 2:58 PM EDT
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MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (WNDU) - Officials with Middlebury Community Schools say one of its staff members died by suicide in the parking lot at Northridge Middle School on Friday.

The district says none of its students were threatened or in danger at any time. However, the campus was temporarily on lockdown until police deemed it safe.

Earlier Friday afternoon, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office said a death investigation was underway involving an adult in the north side of the parking lot at the middle school. However, police said there was no threat to the public.

The Middlebury Schools Police Department is asking you to avoid the area, if possible, as the north side of the middle school parking lot is closed. However, student dismissal was expected to resume as normal at the end of the school day.

The Middlebury Schools Police Department is handling the investigation.

The district says no further comments on the incident will be made at this time. The district will have additional counselors on site to speak with students and staff next week as needed/requested.

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