Horrified Onlookers Watch As Teen Wades Into Hudson River, Disappears
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A horrifying scene unfolded at the Hudson River Greenway near 165th Street on Thursday afternoon.
It involved Omotayo Adeoye, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Harlem.
As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, the teen began handing her clothes to bystanders, left her identification on a rock, and began wading into the Hudson River.
Adeoye, of the Bronx, was caught using her cell phone during a test at school, CBS 2 reported.
A classmate said the teacher yelled at Adeoye, who then apologized.
Investigators said she then wrote a suicide note and asked to go to the bathroom.
But instead, she walked to the Hudson River’s edge at West 165th Street and jumped in, CBS 2 reported.
Witnesses pleaded with the teen to come out of the water. She did not, and eventually disappeared, Stern reported.
“She’s a very bright young lady who has a lot of hopes, a lot of vision in life. She wanted to become a medical doctor,” said family friend Godspower Izghe.
The Department of Education is launching an investigation into the incident.
The schools chancellor is promising a new look at student mental health awareness.
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