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Columbia Middle School custodian dies, district confirms

Benny Lee Doe worked as a custodian at Columbia Middle School for nearly five years.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A custodian for the DeKalb County School District has died, the district confirmed.

A spokesperson for the district said it sends its condolences to the family of Benny Lee Doe, who they said worked as a custodian at Columbia Middle School for nearly five years.

"He represented the role in an exemplary manner," the district said in a statement to 11Alive. "His family is in the thoughts and prayers of DCSD."

11Alive asked whether the death was related to COVID-19, but the district did not say. 

On Tuesday, the district announced plans for students to return to the classroom. Teachers and staff, meanwhile, have already returned to the buildings.