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High school student jumped to his death in apparent suicide, officials say

February 10, 2012 |  4:13 pm

Students and parents react to the death of a Crescenta Valley High student
Los Angeles county sheriff's officials said at a news conference that the death of a male student at Crescenta Valley High School appeared to be a suicide.

Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said the 15-year-old got a running start before jumping off the ledge of a campus building.

The fall reportedly took place near the administration building in a concrete plaza area. Students converged on the scene and crowded a walkway above the area, students said.

The announcement came as a shocked student body congregated on the sports field waiting to be picked up by their parents.

The school district posted a statement on its website expressing condolences to the family.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time. Our first concern is for the well-being of all of our students," Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan said in the statement. "Together with our supportive community, we will help our students get through this."


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Photo: Students and parents react to the death of a Crescenta Valley High student. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News