Body found hanging outside elementary school near Cleveland

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- A body was reported hanging from a tree at Hilltop Elementary School near Cleveland early Wednesday morning.

Beachwood city schools spokesman Doug Levin told WCPO sister station NewsChannel5 a staff member found the body of an adult male hanging from a tree outside the school in an apparent suicide.

Police were immediately notified and students on the way to school by bus were re-routed.

The entrance to the school was blocked off to prevent students or parents from entering for the day. Officials also used two reverse 911 calls and a text alert to notify parents of the cancelations.

Thursday is the school's last day before the summer break and classes are expected to be in session.

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