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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Classes were canceled Thursday and Friday for Travis Early College High School after a body was found on campus, officials said.
Austin-Travis County EMS said a call came in at 7:41 a.m., and medics pronounced one person dead on scene.
“It is with great sadness that I share with you that early this morning, one of our 11th-grade students was found deceased on our campus. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, and our hearts go out to her family and friends during this extremely difficult time,” Travis ECHS Principal Elizabeth Salinas wrote in a letter to the community.
The manner of death remained under investigation, according to police.
According to officials, an AISD police officer was flagged down by two staff members when the body was discovered. No students were within the area of the incident.
AISD police said classes were canceled Thursday due to the scene being active.
AISD said students who were already on buses returned home. For students already on campus, the district said it coordinated transportation back home.
The school is located on East Oltorf Street, just west of Interstate 35.