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Janitor found dead at Lee school

Posted at: 03/29/2013 9:01 AM
Updated at: 03/29/2013 12:20 PM
By: Andrew Murphy

LEE – The Middle and High School are closed Friday as police investigate the death of a janitor overnight.

According to police, 58-year-old Timothy Shepardson suffered a heart attack while he was working over night and was discovered by a member of the maintenance staff early Friday morning.

“With medical examiner, police and other services in and out, in plain view of our K-6 school, we felt it most respectful and prudent to cancel classes and activities for the day,” Superintendent Jake McCandless said in a statement to NewsChannel 13.

Police are not treating this as a criminal matter. Classes are expected to resume as normal on Monday.