15-year-old Nick Gryak died Tuesday after falling five stories into a shaft at Roy H. Mann Intermediate School
Cops are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who fell from the roof of a Brooklyn school - and a state pol is being blasted for injecting himself into the probe.
Nick Gryak fell five stories into a shaft from atop Roy H. Mann Intermediate School Tuesday night, officials said.
Friends said the roof is a hangout for kids who climb up using scaffolding that's been there since November.
While there's been no suggestion that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident, state Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) visited the school yesterday to say the school is troubled.
"Neighbors have complained about drinking and drug activity at the school for years," said Kruger. "This tragedy highlights the need to improved security at the school."
An Education Department source complained that Kruger "barged" into a meeting in the principal's office and dropped off empty cans of alcohol he found. "Nothing was supposed to be touched as there is a police investigation going on, so he basically just tampered with evidence," said the source.
Kruger said he saw no crime tape.
Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said guards watch over the school at night, adding: "The incident is under investigation, and the school is cooperating with police."
Gryak's grieving friends left a shrine in the playground with candles and stuffed animals
"He was a good kid who just got unlucky," said pal Frank Brannan, 15, of Bergen Beach.