Young man dies in fall from roof of Ohio school

School death

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a young man fell to his death from the roof of a Cleveland school before dawn.

Police say the 18-year-old fell from the roof of the Clara E. Westropp Elementary School before 2 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to Fairview Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to Cleveland police, the man and a companion climbed onto the school roof and were drinking. The companion told officers the victim slipped on a wet spot and fell off the roof.

The victim’s name was withheld until relatives could be notified.

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