Teen dies after falling down school chimney shaft

August 10, 2011 2:20:57 PM PDT
One boy is dead in Brooklyn, where trespassing led to tragedy.

Police say a group of teenagers snuck onto the ground of a high school last night, where a teen fell from construction scaffolding, and died.

The teens apparently like to spend their summer climbing the scaffolding and hanging out on the roof.

Police are ruling this incident an accident.

After 10 a.m. at Roy H. Mann Junior High School police say the 15-year-old, identified by friends as Nicholas Gryak fell down a chimney shaft after playing on the scaffolding.

"I lost a good friend of mine a really good friend I lost him, he's with me it's not gonna be the same," said Andrew Mason.

The boy fell several stories down and was found dead in a basement boiler room.

"They were on the roof hanging out, and one of the kids decided to climb the ladder, and he fell through," said one witness.

Gryak was a rising sophomore and only lived a few blocks away.

Now as they sit by a makeshift memorial friends are trying to make sense of Gryak's sudden death and questioning security measures they say are lacking at this school.

"There should be more people to watch to make sure this can't happen and shouldn't happen," said David Mahoney.

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