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Man dead outside Brockton schools

Brockton police are investigating the death of a man who was found Monday in the parking lot of a building that houses two alternative schools, prosecutors and school officials said.

Police do not believe the death was suspicious and are working to identify the man, a statement from Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.

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The man’s body was discovered around 9 a.m. by cleaning crews outside the Warren Avenue building, said Jocelyn Meek, spokeswoman for the Brockton schools.

After they were notified of the body’s discovery, school ­officials asked families of students who attend Champion High School and B.B. Russell Alternative School to bring them to Brockton High School.

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“We didn’t want the students to be impacted, and we wanted the public safety officers to have a clear space to work,” Meek said.

Students attended morning classes at Brockton High, but later returned to the alternative school building.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.
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