Updated at 3:43 p.m.
A 38-year-old Scott County man was found dead outside Brownstown Elementary School this morning.
Police responding to a call at 10:05 p.m. found Earl D. Campbell of Austin lying on the ground on the west side of the school building. A teacher’s aide had initially found Campbell’s body and called 911, Police Chief Tom Hanner said.
Police Chief Tom Hanner said the cause of Campbell’s death remains under investigation.
An autopsy was conducted by Dr. Wes Whitler on Tuesday afternoon at Schneck Medical Center, and no anatomical cause of death was found, Coroner Roger Wheeler said.
“Blood work is pending,” Wheeler said.
Police do not know why Campbell was in Brownstown and no vehicle was found at the scene, Hanner said.
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A dead man was found outside Brownstown Elementary School this morning.
Police were called to the school between 10 and 10:15 a.m. when a man was found on the ground on the west side of the school building.
A soft lockdown was put into place. That means exterior doors are locked so people cannot get in and out of the building. However, students and teachers are not confined to their classrooms.
The school has around 700 students.
Brownstown school officials released this statement:
“There was no threat to any students or staff at any of our schools. Classes are continuing as scheduled. When we first received information on this incident, we implemented our school emergency guidelines. We also activated our school and corporation crisis response teams. Our crisis response teams immediately went into action and are providing help for our students, parents and faculty.”
Police are investigating.