Boy jumps to death from La Cañada school [Updated]

[Updated 8:04 p.m.] Wendy Sinnette, superintendent of schools for the La Cañada Unified School District, said a student, who was not identified, "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."

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

She said all school events planned for this weekend have been canceled.

Sinnette said security personnel posted on campus all weekend to prevent people from accessing the site of the incident.

She said counseling will be made available to all students and staff beginning on Monday. The district is also coordinating with Verdugo Hills Hospital to assist people who might want counseling over the weekend.

Information is available on the district's website:


A young boy died Friday afternoon after apparently jumping off the roof of the library at La Canada High School, according to authorities.

The boy jumped at 4 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m., according to Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

He apparently died from head injuries, said Fitch.

No other information was immediately available.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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-- Tiffany Kelly and Jason Wells, Times Community News

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