ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Students at an Orange County elementary school were being rerouted Monday morning to another nearby school due to a homicide investigation in the area, according to deputies.
Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called around 4:20 a.m. Monday to the area of Silverton Street, off Winter Garden Road, where a man was found dead by fire officials who also responded to the scene.
Orange County Sheriff's Office public information officer Bailey Myers said the death was considered a homicide. The victim was identified Monday afternoon as 25-year-old T'Vauche J'Mel Green-McKnight.
"Due to the trauma at the scene we are investigating this as a homicide investigation," Myers said.
Silverton Street, not far from Ivey Lane Elementary School, was shut down as investigators work to determine the circumstances leading up to Green-McKnight's death, deputies said.
Silverton St. off Winter Garden Rd. is shut down due to police actively. Deputies are on scene investigating a death.— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) October 28, 2019
We are working with Orange County Schools to inform parents of the situation as they plan on diverting students from Ivey Elementary. pic.twitter.com/DI3v6z5Fa8
Authorities said Green-McKnight's death is being investigated as a homicide.
In a phone call to parents of Ivey Lane Elementary School students, school officials announced that all students were being rerouted to Carver Middle School as law enforcement activity continued near the elementary school.
"Ivey Lane families, this is Principal Danner calling to let you know that due to an ongoing police investigation just off campus, we will be rerouting all students to Carver Middle School until the scene is cleared to avoid any interference with the investigation," the school's principal said. "The police hope to have the investigation wrapped up as soon as possible. The district will be sending additional staff at Carver to ensure instruction continues throughout the day. I will update you when we are cleared to return to regular operations. Thank you for your patience and corporation this morning."
No other details were immediately available. The investigation is ongoing and it was unclear when the scene would be clear.
"We don't have a specific time frame in mind," Myers said. "We are just asking for patience as we investigate because we do have someone that has lost their life."
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