BERKELEY (KRON) – A Berkeley High School student has died after falling from a parking structure at Center and Milvia streets, KRON4 has confirmed.
The Berkeley Police Department stated that an 18-year-old man “fell from a high level” of a parking structure on the 2000 block of Center Street at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Officer Bryon White stated that there do not appear to be any signs of foul play.
Berkeley High School Principal Juan Raygoza issued a statement to students and families in a Monday evening email.
Raygoza said the incident happened a block away from the school, during “the busy lunch period.”
“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. We know some BHS students witnessed this incident,” Raygoza wrote.
“Our hearts go out to this family and to everyone in the Berkeley High School community who may be impacted by this loss,” he wrote.
The email included the phone numbers of multiple crisis resources:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 1-800-273-8255
- The Alameda County Crisis text line (4-11 p.m./7 days/week): text SAFE to 20121
- Berkeley Mental Health Mobile Crisis (11:30 a.m-10 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday): 510-981-5254