Large window collapses out of Brooklyn school terrifying students

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Lauren Glassberg reports from Dyker Heights. (WABC)

There's no word yet if the wind and rain played a role in an accident in Brooklyn.

A large window collapsed at a school as class was in session.

It happened at Intermediate School 201 in Dyker Heights around lunchtime Monday on the 4th floor of the building.

The building is said to have been under construction for about a year now.

"I was copying my last notes down and we heard cracking and my science teacher said 'Get away from the wall' and the wall collapsed, like it fell," said Hunter deOliveira, a 7th grader.

"One minute the teacher was talking about science and then me and my friends turned around and we heard a crack in the wall and we turned back around and we heard 'boom' it fell right there, the whole wall," said Leonardo Mancini, a 7th grader.

Mancini is still trying to catch his breath after the large window and its surrounding wall fell into his classroom at IS 201.

Fortunately, no one was injured; no one was sitting near the window at the time of the collapse.

Parents and students are both upset and wondering if the construction project is safe.

"No, he's not going to school, I want some answers. That's what I need to feel that my son is safe and that the other children are safe.

The school has no comment at this point. Neighbors in the area have complained about the construction, the noise and the late hours, they also have concerns about the foundations of surrounding homes.
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