Berkeley High School student dies after falling from parking garage

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A student at Berkeley High School died Monday after falling from a Downtown parking garage, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

Shortly after the student fell at about 12:30 p.m. during the campus lunch break, they were taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

The name of the student has not been disclosed, but Berkeley High Principal Juan Raygoza emailed the school community, informing them and offering his condolences.

“I am heartbroken to inform you of the death of a Berkeley High School student in an incident that took place only a block away from Berkeley High School during the busy lunch period today,” Raygoza wrote in the email.

Berkeley Police Department is in the process of conducting an investigation into the incident but does not suspect any foul play.

In his email to families, Raygoza noted that additional counseling and mental health resources would be available to students.

“Our hearts go out to this family and to everyone in the Berkeley High School community who may be impacted by this loss,” Raygoza said in the email.

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