A Mississippi school teacher who had recently been honored by his school district was found fatally shot Monday across the state line in Louisiana. Two people have been arrested in connection with his death.
Concordia Parish, Louisiana, authorities identified the victim as Fred McCray Jr., news outlets reported.
McCray had completed his first year of teaching at Morgantown Middle School in Natchez and was one of 10 named 2018-2019 teacher of the year for the Natchez-Adams County School District.
His body was found in nearby Ferriday, Louisiana.