Lowndes County investigators are now treating the death of a Lowndes High School student, whose body was found on campus this morning, as a homicide.
Sheriff Chris Prine says the student's body was found inside the school's old gymnasium.
After the discovery, the school was put on lock down.
Classes resumed shortly before 1 p.m. Students tell us it was an emotional day as they learned the news.
"I was walking down the hallway to my fourth block and everybody was crying, I mean I couldn't walk two feet without seeing somebody crying," said 11th grader, Jacob Parker-Main.
Investigators are still on that scene at Lowndes High. They're not releasing victim's name until further investigation is complete.
We'll continue to follow developments.
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Police are investigating a homicide, as the body of a student was found on the LCHS campus this morning.
Sheriff Chris Prine says the body was found in the old Lowndes High gym this morning.
The school was locked down for several hours, but the lock-down has now been lifted, classes have resumed, and the campus is open.
Superintendent Wes Taylor will issue a statement later today on the situation.
WALB's Lydia Jennings is on the scene, and is working to get more details as soon as possible.
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