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Two teens charged in death of classmate in Texas

A layout of the notable locations in the death of 17-year-old Ivan Mejia, whose body was found in Garland, Texas on Saturday. CBS DFW

DALLAS - Police say two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old schoolmate in North Texas.

CBS DFW reports that the body of Wylie East High School student Ivan Mejia was found Saturday night in Garland. Police say he had been killed on a road behind the Wylie school. It's not clear how he died.

A 911 call about a car veering off a highway Saturday led police to a wooded area in Garland. Wylie police Sgt. Donna Valdepena says officers spotted the car and waited for the two 16-year-olds to return to it. She says they asked the teens what they were doing and they said "burying a body."

Authorities believe the murder was premeditated, according to CBS DFW.

The suspects are being held at a juvenile detention facility in Collin County.

"The entire Wylie ISD community is shocked and saddened by this senseless act. We are cooperating with the police as they investigate, and we hope they will be able to provide us with some understanding of how this tragedy unfolded," said a statement released Sunday evening by the Wylie Independent School District.

CBS DFW reports that investigation into the murder is ongoing.


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