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Boy Dies After Leaping From 2nd-Floor Window of New Jersey Elementary School in Apparent Suicide: Source

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Boy Dies After Leaping From 2nd-Floor Window of New Jersey Elementary School in Apparent Suicide: Source

By Brian Thompson

Updated at 10:38 PM EST on Friday, Mar 6, 2015

A student at a New Jersey elementary school plunged to his death from a second-story window in what police are investigating as a suicide, a law enforcement source familiar with the case tells NBC 4 New York.

The boy, in fifth grade at Grant Elementary School in Dumont, was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition after the jump around noon Friday, authorities say. The source said he later died at Hackensack University Medical Center later in the afternoon.

A law enforcement source said the boy got into a dispute with a classmate during a game of chess. Afterward, the boy passed his classmate a note, then went to the window, opened it and jumped, the source said.

Schools superintendent Emmanuel Triggiano said there were other students in the classroom at the time.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Boy-Fifth-Grade-Window-Elementary-School-Grant-New-Jersey-Suicide-Attempt-Police-295380651.html