Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found early Monday just outside Markham Middle School in Watts, officials said.
The man, who was in his 40s, was discovered about 7:30 a.m. at 104th Street and Compton Avenue near the school, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said.
Paramedics had responded to a call about a man possibly overdosing, she said.
About 200 students were attending summer school classes on campus at the time, according to school officials.
The man's body was lying next to a gate near one side of the campus, officials said.