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School students see body in Meigs County

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School students see body in Meigs County

School students see body in Meigs County

A school bus loaded with kids spot a bound body on the side of the road this morning.

Police are investigating while the school is offering counselors.

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School students see body in Meigs County

Bus driver and 30 students spotted a body on the side of the road this morning.

Agents with the t-b-i are now investigating the man's death.

News 12's robyn estabrook joins us live in the studio with our top local story.

Robyn?

Investigators say the man's bound body was found on eaves ferry road.

Counselors were at the schools to help the students who saw this.

Neighbors say they are shocked about what happened.

Gina wrye moved to meigs county for the peace and quiet.

Gina wrye/ neighbor "it is just beautiful and there are wonderful people here."

She was surprised to learn about a body that was found down the road.

Gina wrye/ neighbor "i just didn't expect that.

I mean that is why we moved here to get away from crime and crazy stuff.

We wanted some peace and quiet and be in a safe neighborhood.

So this is really shocking to us."

According to the tbi, a man's bound body was discovered on eaves ferry road around 7:30 this morning.

The decatur police department, meigs county sheriff's office and mcminn county sheriff's office are also helping with the investigation.

The meigs county director of schools says a bus driver and students spotted the body on the side of the road.

Clint baker/ meigs county director of schools "our bus driver was pulling on their regular route and came upon something that looked a little odd on the side of the road.

She stopped and saw what it was a dead body.

So she immediately called 911."

Around 30 kids were on the bus.

There were elementary, middle and high school students on board.

"we contacted all of the parents immediately when the kids got to school and we told the parents they are more than welcome to pick the kids up and take them home and be excused of the day.

We did have counselors available at all three schools for kids to talk to and make sure they are okay."

Administrators are proud of how the bus driver handled the situation.

"they go through extensive training but i don't know if you could ever plan for something like this."

Wrye is thinking about what the children are going through.

"i have a lot of grandchildren and i would hate for any child to go through seeing that.

It has got to be absolutely traumatizing."

The name of the man has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the t-b-i.

Live in the studio, robyn estabrook, news 12 now.

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