NYC Prep Student Leaps to Death Into Recess Crowd
Fourth-graders out playing as body plunges to ground
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 19, 2009 3:23 AM CST
The Dalton School on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
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(Newser) – A 17-year-old student at an elite Manhattan prep school leapt to his death from an eleventh-story classroom window yesterday, reports the New York Daily News. His plunging body narrowly missed a group of fourth graders playing in front of the Dalton School. "I heard a loud bang," said a school security guard. "It sounded like a gunshot. He was just dead."