The body of 62-year-old Owen ‘Chris’ Mardner, a watchman of Pembroke Hall Primary School, was found Wednesday morning on the compound.

Reports are that a student stumbled upon the body at approximately 6:50 am and raised an alarm.

Mr. Mardner, who is of a Waltham Park Road address, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and upper body.

His body was transported to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead. 

Classes were suspended on Wednesday after Mr. Mardner’s body was found.

Students and staff at the institution are to receive counselling.