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.