The Bonaire Middle School went on a code yellow Wednesday due to a dead body in a cooler -- an armadillo's body.
School spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin says it happened after a parent arriving at school Wednesday morning noticed a cooler next to a car in the parking lot, then saw the same cooler several hours later.
The school's resource officer reported it to the Houston County Sheriff's Office.
Several officers responded to the school, and one of them eventually opened the cooler.
According to McLaughlin, it contained a dead armadillo on ice.
She said a teacher at the middle school left it there.
He said that the armadillo bit his dog, and he intended to bring it to a vet to have it checked for rabies. He left the cooler outside his car due to the smell.
In a code yellow, the school is locked and students remain in class, but classwork continues. The school went back to normal within an hour.