Police identify body found at Katikati College

The school has been closed today as police carry out a scene examination.

Police have identified the man whose body was found on the grounds of Katikati College earlier today.

Next of kin are yet to be notified.

Police Sergeant Scott Merritt confirmed the death of the man was not related to an event held for students at the school the evening before.

Sergeant Merritt says Police support the school’s decision to close for the day.

“We believe this was in the best interests of the students,” he says.

The man’s death will be referred to the Coroner.

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