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13-year-old girl found dead at Wahpeton boarding school

WAHPETON, N.D. (Valley News Live) A 13 year old girl was found dead at Circle of Nations School in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

The Wahpeton Daily News is reporting that the girl was a student at the school.

Wahpeton Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson says her death happened on campus at around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6th.

School Superintendent Charles Morin and Thorsteinson both confirmed the student’s death was not due to natural causes.

Officials are awaiting an autopsy.

Due to the investigation, Circle of Nations is unable to offer additional details, according to a release issued by campus officials.

The name the girl has not been released yet.

Circle of Nations is an inter-tribal off-reservation boarding school, chartered under the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate and funded by the Bureau of Indian Education. The school serves American Indian youth in grades 4 through 8.


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