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'Non-school-related' death investigation shuts down Colquitt County School, GBI involved

Posted at 8:13 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 17:00:10-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) — CA Gray Junior High School released a statement Tuesday evening saying the incident was non-school-related and additional law enforcement officers will have a presence on campus when the high school reopens on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

"CA Gray Junior High School will resume normal operations on Wednesday, August 18th. The non-school-related incident that occurred in the early morning hours of today, August 17th, is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Questions related to the investigation should be directed to the GBI. While this is not a school-related incident, we understand that you may be concerned for your child’s safety as parents/guardians. There will be additional law enforcement presence on campus tomorrow to address any concerns, provide support and facilitate a safe return to campus. A Remind message will follow this post shortly. Please see the previous post on this page if you do not get the Remind message on how to update your Parent Portal Profile."

Update 8:39 a.m. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms they are assisting the Moultrie Police in a death investigation outside on the school property. Nelly Miles, GBI Spokesperson tells us an Agent and Crime Scene Specialist are on the way to the scene.

A school in Colquitt County is closed today while the Moultrie Police Department investigates a non-school-related incident.

As of 8:21 a.m. ABC 27 has confirmed that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has now taken over the case.

The School District posted the message alerting parents and students on its Facebook pages around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to the message, any updates will be communicated through the district's Remind, local media and social media.

ABC 27 has left messages with district leaders to learn more on what is being investigated.

C.A. Gray Junior High School is expected to reopen on Wednesday, August 18.

This is a developing story; stay connected to ABC 27 as more information becomes available.