Pupils find teacher dead at school

High-school students in York, Pennsylvania, arriving for class this morning, found the body of a teacher who had apparently shot himself to death the day before, a coroner said.

As many as 10 West York Area High School students may have seen the body, Coroner Barry Bloss said.

He said the shooting happened yesterday after pupils left the school.

He would not say precisely where inside the school the body was found.

“We haven’t put together all the information as to reasons and stuff like that yet, but there was a note found,” Bloss said.

A .38-calibre handgun also was recovered.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

The school remained open today, and district officials were encouraging parents to keep their children in school.

Counsellors were there to help students and school employees.

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