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15-year-old jumps to death on high school campus in apparent suicide

Screenshot: Crescenta Valley High School via Google Maps

The death of a 15-year-old male student at Crescenta Valley High School on Friday is thought to be a suicide, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said at a news conference. 

The student reportedly got a running start before leaping from the ledge of a building in the central quad area of campus. Other students converged on the scene before being evacuated to an athletic field where they waited to be picked up, noted Glendale News-Press.

A statement was posted on the Glendale Unified school district's website with a message from Supt. Sheehan expressing condolences and support.