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Death of boy at La Cañada High School stuns community

The death of a boy who jumped or fell off the roof of the La Cañada High School library Friday left the community stunned.

The boy, a student who was not identified, apparently died of head injuries. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Wendy Sinnette, La Cañada school superintendent, said the boy "fell to his death”" at about 3:55 p.m.

"As a community, we are devastated and saddened by this loss," Sinnette said during a news conference Friday evening. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family."

Asked how people were coping with the loss, she replied, "This is a community that is very supportive of each other."

She said all school events planned for this weekend were canceled.

Sinnette said security personnel had been posted on campus. She said counselors would be available for all students and staff at the school beginning on Monday.

The district is also coordinating with Verdugo Hills Hospital to assist people who might want counseling over the weekend. 


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