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Death investigation being conducted at Knox Central High School

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School has been canceled for Thursday as Barbourville Police are on scene at Knox Central High School in Barbourville conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered in the parking lot.

The call came into Knox County 911 a short time after 6 am and officers were dispatched to the school at 6:10 am. We understand the person is not part of the student body or a staff member of the school.

The school released information on their Facebook page and website:

"Knox County Public Schools are utilizing a non traditional instruction day on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

The decision follows an ongoing police investigation on the campus of Knox Central High School. An adult body was discovered on Thursday morning in the school’s parking lot. Because of the location and police presence, in-person instruction was canceled to allow law enforcement full access to the site.

While this incident occurred on school property, this is non school related and the person is not believed to have direct connection to the Knox County Public Schools."

While details are vague at this point, we hope to bring you more shortly.

Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department is assisting on this case.

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