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Berkeley High School student dies after fall from parking garage

A Berkeley High School student was pronounced dead following a fall from a parking garage in downtown Berkeley Monday afternoon, police said Tuesday.

Police were called at 12:42 p.m. about the fall from the parking garage at 2025 Center St., across the street from Berkeley City College.

The 18-year-old student fell from one of the higher levels of the garage, Berkeley police spokesman Officer Byron White said.

The student was taken to Highland Hospital where doctors pronounced the student dead.

Berkeley High School Principal Juan Raygoza wrote to students and families late Monday afternoon:

“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 said:

“We know some BHS students witnessed this incident which occurred outside of the parking garage at Milvia and Center St.” 

Raygoza said the school is not releasing the student’s name yet.

Raygoza said:

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

Circumstances of the student’s death are under investigation, White said.

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