YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Several employees at a Yonkers school for troubled teenagers have been placed on administrative leave following the death of a 16-year old student.
Corey Foster died last week at the Leake & Watts facility shortly after he was restrained by members of the staff.
The 16-year-old student, who lives at the facility, was playing basketball in the school gym when he became agitated, according to police.
The teen was then restrained by school staff and while restrained, he passed out and went into cardiac arrest, cops said.
The school has said the move is standard policy following any accident.
Foster’s exact cause of death has not been determined.
Yonkers police are still investigating.