UPDATE: West Bladen Football Player found dead

Published: Sep. 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM EDT
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BLADENBORO, NC (WECT) - West Bladen football coach Russell Dove says one of his players, Lennon Lacy, a junior on the team, was found dead Friday in a mobile home park in Bladenboro.

The chief of police in Bladenboro says the SBI and Bladenboro PD are investigating.  No further details have been released.

Bladen County Schools sent out the following statement:

It is with a heavy heart that Bladen County Schools grieves the loss of a student at West Bladen High School. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this student and the staff and students of West Bladen High School during this very tragic time.

We ask that the community and the media support the family and the school in respecting their privacy while we all mourn the loss of a loved one.

Coach Dove says he has been with his team since early afternoon when news of Lacy's death became known.

Dove says the team decided late this afternoon to continue with their game this evening. They host West Columbus beginning at 7:30.

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