UPDATE/BREAKING: Superintendent's Statement re dead body found at Gilmer High School

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013 23:01 - Written by By Staff and KYTX CBS 19 reports

A female body has been found in the Gilmer High School parking lot.

Details are limited at this time, but a half-covered body lies between the gymnasium and the high school main building, near the band hall.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Gilmer Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety have secured the scene and are investigating the incident.

No details on how the death occurred have been released by police officials.

"Gilmer ISD school leaders can confirm that a disturbance occurred on the premises of Gilmer ISD tonight," Gilmer ISD Superintendent Rick Albritton said in a statement. "The board and administration want to assure all parents that no students were involved and all students are safe. This incident was unrelated to the Gilmer-Gladewater 8th grade football game. Gilmer Police are investigating."

The Tyler Morning Telegraph has a reporter on scene and will bring additional details as they become available.