Saugus students sent home after 2 bodies discovered
SAUGUS, Mass. (WHDH) -- Students at Lynnhurst Elementary School in Saugus were sent home Tuesday after two bodies were found at the school.
The bodies of two women were found by a school employee at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday outdoors between portable classrooms.
“They don’t need to be around this stuff. I’m kind of upset that he actually knows what happened, cause he doesn’t need to know that,” said Chris Cassarino, who picked up his nephew from school.
Authorities identified one of the victims as Donna Breau, 54, of Lynn. The other woman, who is believed to be a close relative, has not been positively identified. Investigators are characterizing the incident as a double homicide.
“I would be upset if I was his age if they found dead bodies in my playground,” said Cassarino.
The students never saw the bodies and weren’t around when police conducted a grid search for any type of weapon that might be connected to the crime scene.
Young students were well aware of the incident.
“I got pretty scared. My cousin Jojo -- his father’s a fireman -- so he knew a lot about it. I kinda got really scary,” said Alessia Salzillo, a fifth grader.
Neighbors around the school around the school are uncomfortable, too. Parents are glad they were notified early.
“They did the right thing closing the school, definitely,” said one father.
It might be a day off from school, but it’s not as much fun for students who know why they got to go home.
“I was scared that maybe, like, what if it happens again. I’m terrified right now,” said one student.
There is no word on if the school will be open in the morning.