High school student jumped to his death in apparent suicide, officials say
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."
-- Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha, Times Community News
Photo: Students and parents react to the death of a Crescenta Valley High student. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News