Teacher Found Dead in School Stairwell

Indiana – Authorities in East Chicago, Indiana, are investigating the death of a teacher after he was found dead in a school stairwell, according to local police. The body of Craig Jones, 47, was discovered by the maintenance staff at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School.

Initial findings indicate that Jones had contacted his family on Thursday night, asking for a ride home after informing them that he would be working late. However, when a family member arrived at the school, Jones did not come out, and the relative eventually left without hearing from him. The cause of death is yet to be determined, and there is currently no suspicion of foul play, according to the Lake County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force.

The incident occurred at a charter school located about 25 miles east of Chicago. Jones, a special education teacher, was well-regarded by his colleagues and students. The tragic discovery has left the community in shock. This incident serves as a chilling reminder of the importance of school safety and the need for heightened awareness and support for educators.

As the investigation into Jones’ death continues, authorities will be looking into any underlying health conditions he may have had or whether he had indicated feeling unwell when he contacted his family. The East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School, along with law enforcement agencies, will be working to ensure the safety and well-being of both students and staff..