TN principal murdered on school grounds

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – The body of the principal of a private school in Memphis was found in a pool of blood Wednesday morning inside a classroom.

Officials said the body was found around 11:00 a.m. inside Memphis Junior Academy, located at 50 North Mendenhall in Memphis.

A spokesperson for the Seventh-day Adventist Conference, which operates the school, identified the victim as Suzette York.

York, who lived in Memphis, had been with the school for more than three years.

At the scene, police took a 17-year-old student in custody.

After York's body was found, school officials dismissed classes, and said school would be out for the remainder of the week.

A prayer vigil has been organized for 3:00 p.m. at Mullins United Methodist Church, which is located next to the school.