5th-grader leaps to death at Dumont school

5th-grader leaps to death at New Jersey school

5th-grader leaps to death at New Jersey school

DUMONT - Counselors were on hand after a fifth-grader handed a note to a classmate he had been playing chess with and jumped to his death from a second-story window of his school.

The 10-year-old did not say a word to the 20 other students and a lunch aide who were in the classroom at Grant Elementary School in Dumont on Friday.

The boy's name has not been released and authorities have not revealed the contents of the note.

School Superintendent Emanuele Triggiano tells The Record newspaper it's a terrible accident.

A makeshift memorial of teddy bears, candles and balloons appeared in front of the school on Saturday. Many Dumont residents are leaving their porch lights as part of a vigil.

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