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Another dead body found at another LA-area elementary school

Miramonte Elementary School, 10620 Schmidt Rd., South El Monte, CA 91733
Miramonte Elementary School, 10620 Schmidt Rd., South El Monte, CA 91733
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For the second time this week, a dead body was discovered on the grounds of a local elementary school.

On Thursday, the body of a man who apparently committed suicide, was found on campus at Miramonte Elementary located in South El Monte (not LAUSD's scandal-strained Miramonte located in an unincorporated area south of downtown LA).

The 18-year-old man's body was found hanging from a piece of playground equipment, said Detective Steve Blagg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau, reports the Daily News

Michele Earle of the Mountain View School District said staff members discovered the body in the playground at about 7:15 a.m., and the area "was quickly sealed off with tarps to ensure the students could not see the body as they arrived for school," she said.

The school was placed on a "rainy day" schedule, and students were kept inside classrooms and in the cafeteria.

Investigators are withholding the name of the deceased man pending notification of family members, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Blagg said there were no initial signs of foul play.

Last Friday, students arriving at a Lake View Terrace elementary school found the body of a 22-year-old woman hanging from a tree on campus. Officials said she was not an employee or parent of a student at the school.