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Body of teenage boy found at Glendale high school

Officials said the teenage boy whose body was found was not a student at the Glendale high school.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The body of a 17-year-old boy was found at Independence High School Monday, police said. 

The Glendale Police Department said a janitor found the body near the dumpsters on the school's campus. 

The teen, who was not a student at Independence, had run away from home over the weekend and was reported missing Sunday night, police said. The boy apparently climbed up the side of the press box on the football field and fell. 

Glendale police said there's no indication the boy's death was the result of foul play. 

Investigators could not say if the incident was a suicide or an accident. Officials said the boy was distraught when he left home. 

No students came into contact with the body and classes at the school are ongoing as scheduled. 

The situation is currently under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News as more information becomes available. 

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