UPDATE: Gilmer High School - parking, school, current status

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013 23:30 - Written by From Staff Reports

School will go on as scheduled Friday after a female body was found in the Gilmer High School parking lot Thursday night.

Details are limited, 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.

Gilmer ISD Superintendent Rick Albritton said no students were involved with or harmed in the incident, and it was not related to the eighth-grade Gilmer-Gladewater football game. No details on how the death occurred have been released by police officials. 

Albritton asked students to park in the baseball parking lot or on the street if the crime scene is not cleared by morning. 

Friday night's football game, scheduled at Gilmer's Buckeye Stadium, has not been canceled.

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