YPSILANTI, Mich. (WJBK) - WEB UPDATE: Ypsilanti police say the deceased student is a 14-year-old boy.
Investigators say the boy died from a fall, suffering severe head injuries. Police are not sure if the boy jumped or was pushed, but early in the investigation say there does not appear to be signs of foul play.
The incident happened at Washtenaw International Middle Academy, located near Ecorse Road, at about 2:30 p.m. The boy was enrolled at the school, found to be missing after a check of students at the time.
A lockdown was in effect at the school due to a medical incident according to International Middle School officials at about 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
The release said:
"This afternoon a student died following a tragic incident at Washtenaw International Middle School (WIMA)
This was of a non-violent nature.
"We have been in contact with the family and are cooperating fully with Ypsilanti Police Department during their investigation. We want to respect the privacy of the family and ask that you do the same as we do our best to support students, staff and families. School will resume tomorrow so that we can have supports in place. We have arranged mental health counselors available to talk with students and staff about normal responses to grief.
"We will not hesitate to employ additional resources as needed from the WISD, City and Sheriff's office as they have already reached out to us. There are no words to properly convey the sorrow we feel.
"We send our deepest condolences to the family."
Superintendent Benjamin Edmondson
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