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Body of man, 19, found frozen to ground at Burlington high school

Halton police said someone discovered the body Saturday morning at Nelson High School on New Street and called police.

Police found a backpack and ID on roof of school

Halton police say the body of a 19-year-old man was found at a high school in Burlington on Saturday morning. (Kelly Noseworthy/CBC)

The body of a 19-year-old man has been found on the grounds of a Burlington high school.

Halton police said someone discovered the body this morning at Nelson High School on New Street and called police at around 9:25 a.m.

The man had an obvious head injury and his body was partially frozen to the ground because of the blood, said Staff Sgt. Gerard Kelly.

Police do not suspect a criminal act was involved in the man's death.

Security video from the school showed the man walking alone around the school shortly after 3:00 am, police said in a release on Saturday afternoon.

The man climbed up onto the roof of the school and a short time later could be seen falling off.

It's not clear why the man — who police believe is from Burlington — was on the school grounds.

A medical investigation is taking place to confirm the man's exact cause of death.

His name is not being released at the request of his family.