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School staff member found dead in restroom at Churchill County High

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Update as of 9:00 p.m. on September 22:

The Churchill County School District (CCSD) has confirmed Thursday night that the staff member who was found in a faculty restroom was Sandra Trotter, Office Manager at Churchill County High School.

This has completely shook our ChurchillCSD community. Sandra was a valuable employee with the most infectious smile and uplifting spirit. She was extremely dedicated to the students and staff of the district and to the community. She will be missed by all of us and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

CCSD reiterated that no students or other staff members were involved in this incident in any way. Fallon police are investigating the death, and Chief of Police Kris Alexander says the incident is not suspicious.

Our hearts are shattered, and our spirits are crushed. Our school community lost an incredible woman. We are at a loss for words this evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family," via a Churchill County High School Facebook post.

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Original Story:

A Churchill County High School staff member was found dead in a restroom on Thursday, announced the Churchill County School District (CCSD).

It is with great sadness that we report the death of a staff member found in the faculty bathroom in the school office," CCSD writes in a Facebook post.

While the high school was placed on lockdown, the Fallon Police Department investigated the incident at 12:25 p.m.

CCSD says Fallon police found no threat to students or staff, and the lockdown was lifted for students to finish out the school day.

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Counseling services are available at the CCSD Office on Friday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for students and staff who are in need of support.

For immediate support, CCSD encourages the public to call the 988 Crisis Lifeline number, which is available 24/7 over call and text for free and confidential support.

Fallon police are still investigating the incident, and CCSD says there is no threat to the safety and well-being of students and staff at the high school.

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