A coach found a former Empire Public Schools student dead in the field house Monday morning after the young man apparently hanged himself, officials said.
Empire Public Schools superintendent Vicki Davison said the student is about 18 years old and had been a student at Empire until he switched to a different school about a year ago.
Davison said grief counselors will be available to students, family and friends.
A prayer meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Fair Baptist Church at 3535 S. Empire Road.
“We’re a family here,” Davison said. “We take care of each other.”
The name of the former student has not been released.