Body found near elementary school in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WWL-TV) - A body found in Central City in New Orleans has forced an elementary school to be put on lockdown.

WWL-TV says according to police, the body was found in the 2400 block of Jackson Avenue, near Mahalia Jackson Elementary.

School officials confirmed that school is currently locked down.

According to NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson, the body is that of Jamaal Christian, 18, who was reported missing from New Orleans East.  Christian's body was found on school grounds.

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