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Boy who committed suicide at school left note, authorities say

Student dies in fall from Crescenta Valley High School building

The 15-year-old boy who committed suicide at Crescenta Valley High School last week left a note explaining his actions, authorities said Monday, though they declined to elaborate on its contents.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina told the Glendale News-Press that the note was found on sophomore Drew Ferraro’s body and was addressed to several family members and friends.

While declining to reveal the contents of the note, Corina did dispel rumors that Drew's suicide was prompted by bullying. “I know there has been a lot of speculation about bullying -- it had nothing to do with that,” Corina said.

A Los Angeles County coroner’s official said Monday that the death had officially been ruled a suicide.

Sheriff’s officials said that Drew got a running start before jumping from a three-story school building Friday and landing in a courtyard filled with students and staff members during the lunch break.

A representative for Crippen Mortuary said a funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Tujunga.

-- Megan O'Neil, Times Community News

Photo: Parents arrive at Crescenta Valley High School to pick up their children Friday after a boy jumped to his death from a campus building. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News

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