Following a week of vacation, many Waterville-area children awoke on Monday morning expecting to return to school that day.  However, shortly before school was supposed to start, they received a notice saying that all Waterville schools would be closed.

A body had been found behind the wheel of one of the district's buses.

It was quickly revealed that the deceased person was not a member of the Waterville school community.  However, the faculty did choose to close the schools to allow law enforcement the space they needed to conduct an investigation.

At about 4:30 on Monday morning, authorities received a call about a person being found "slumped over" the steering wheel of one of the district's buses.  When they arrived at the bus depot, police found the man was deceased.

According to WCSH 6, authorities have released the name of the deceased.

He has been identified as 24-year-old Anthony Engelhardt of Naples.  He reportedly passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The article explains that Englehardt had no connection to Waterville.  Police have no idea why he had chosen to drive to Waterville.

Police say this is an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.

Police have released no further details about the case.

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