Algona School Cancels Classes After Body Found On School Property

ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A body was found on school property in Algona, prompting officials to cancel classes while police investigate.

Algona Superintendent Marty Fonley told the Mason City Globe Gazette the body was reported to police about 1:30 a.m. Friday on school property.

Radio station KLGA reported the body was that of a former Algona student, and was found on the campus of Algona High School/Middle School.

Fonley says no students, staff or teachers were involved.

Police say no foul play is suspected, and an autopsy is planned.

Police wouldn't identify the body until relatives could be notified.

Fonley says district officials decided to cancel classes Friday to allow police to investigate the matter.
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