Body of burglar found in air duct on school's roof
By TIMES WIRES
Published May 26, 2007
The body of a man who apparently tried to break into an elementary school was discovered Friday in an air conditioning duct on the school's roof, police said.
The body at Sierra Vista Elementary School was found as a plumber investigated a foul odor noticed by cafeteria staff, said Roosevelt School District superintendent Mark Dowling.
Authorities think the man tried to climb through the duct, got stuck and died. It wasn't known how long the body was there. A district spokeswoman said that the school was locked down after the discovery, but that, contrary to early reports, there was never an evacuation.
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