• The body was found during a commemorative event for Anzac Day
  • The deceased was believed to be a man in his 40s
  • The principal said the man had no links to the school

The dead body of a man was allegedly spotted by a student on the grounds of the child's school in Australia.

The grim discovery was made at around 1 p.m. ET Monday at the Kingaroy State High School in the northwest of Brisbane. The unidentified child was attending a commemorative event for Anzac Day, a national day of remembrance in the country.

The unidentified deceased was believed to be a man in his 40s, Sky News reported.

A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed the death was not being treated as suspicious, The Australian reported. The spokesman added a report will be prepared for the coroner.

In a letter to the parents, the school principal David Thompson said it wasn't believed the man had any connections to the school.

"As some of you may already be aware, a deceased person was found on our school grounds over the long weekend," the letter read, according to Sky News. "At this stage we do not believe the person had any connection to our school. I cannot provide any further details at this point and the Queensland Police Service is currently investigating."

"The safety and welfare of your children continues to be the highest priority for the school," the letter added, according to The Australian. "Their wellbeing will not be compromised in any way."

No further details were released about the incident.

In May 2021, a 16-year-old boy in Singapore was charged with the murder of a 13-year-old fellow student after the latter's body was found in the bathroom of a school. The police rushed to River Valley High School after receiving reports of a boy found dead. Upon arriving, the authorities found the victim lying motionless with multiple stab wounds. The boy was declared dead on the scene and the police recovered an ax, presumably the murder weapon, from near the body. In the meantime, the school went into lockdown briefly. The students, who were locked in the classrooms, sent panic messages to their parents. Some students reportedly said they had seen a student wielding an ax. The accused was taken into custody and other students were sent home. Initial reports suggested the suspect bought the ax online.

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