A memorial set up outside of Grant School in Dumont.(Courtesy of NorthJersey.com)

A memorial set up outside of Grant School in Dumont. (Courtesy of NorthJersey.com)

By: Luis Ari Lopez Wei, contributing writer

A 10-year-old boy died after falling from a second story window at his school in Dumont, on Friday, March 6th.

A source told NBC that the boy jumped after getting into a dispute with another student over a chess game around 10 a.m. After the dispute, the boy wrote a note, gave it to the other student and jumped around noon.

The drop from the window at Grant School was about 25-feet onto concrete. “I saw him moving, wearing trousers, I saw him moving his legs, and his hands, and they were attending to him,” an eyewitness, Elmer Pascia, told ABC7.

People rushed to help the boy after he jumped, Borough Police Chief Joseph Falbourn told NorthJersey.com that the boy was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center and later died of his injuries around 5 p.m. The boy’s identity has still not been released to the public.

“It’s sad, we don’t know anything,” Anna Nicolaides, a parent, told ABC7. Police have been investigating the death and have not ruled out suicide as a possibility.

“It’s a tragic thing that happened,” said Melissa Riemann, a Bergen Community College student from Dumont who attended Grant School, “and children shouldn’t be allowed to open the windows, there should be a lock high enough where they can’t reach it.” Riemann also felt it was important to add the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything,” and feels that parents should teach their kids that their words have real impact.

At the time when the boy jumped, there were other students and a teacher’s aid in the room. According to the North Jersey Record, Superintendent of Schools Emanuele Triggiano, made no comment when asked about supervision in classrooms.