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Body found by children in Duluth woods

The students were told the body was a Halloween decoration.
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DULUTH, Minn. — Police say a group of elementary school students and teachers in Duluth found a body of a person in the woods near their school.

The students found the body Friday morning, according to police. The Duluth News Tribune reports that the students were told the body was a Halloween decoration.

The News Tribune reports that an automated phone call received by parents said "the teacher immediately took the students back to school" and called the police. It also told parents that mental health professionals were being brought in to provide assistance and support to adults and children.

A police spokesperson says it appears the person whose body was seen by the class died of suicide. 

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