A life cut short

Nicholas Dunn

Nicholas Dunn

Local media reported overnight that the body of Cross Creek High School junior Nicholas Dunn was found behind the school’s athletic field Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses told authorities that Nicholas had run behind the bleachers after Friday’s homecoming football game.

Students and staff mourned the news Tuesday afternoon. Grief counselors were going to be at the school today to talk to students.

All athletic practices were canceled Tuesday afternoon as investigators continued their search for the body behind the school. Investigators are treating 18-year-old  Nicholas’ death as “suspicious” and are continuing their investigation.