Balch Springs TX October 18, 2023
The body of a juvenile boy was found outside an elementary school in Balch Springs early Tuesday morning.
According to Balch Springs Police, at about 7:40 a.m. a boy’s body was found in a grassy area near some trees in front of Gray Elementary School along the 3500 block of Pioneer Road.
Concerned parents and passersby attempted CPR, but when first responders arrived they declared the boy deceased.
The child’s identity and age have not yet been confirmed and officials only described him as Black. Mesquite ISD said he was not a student at the school and that there were no safety concerns for the campus.
While the investigation was underway Tuesday morning, crime scene tape was used to cordon off an area on the building’s west side between the school’s sign and the entrance to the parking lot.
Police have not released any details about the condition of the body or what may have caused the boy’s death. Police, however, did confirm to NBC 5 that they do not suspect foul play and that it looked like whatever happened to the boy happened overnight.