Omotayo Adeoye, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Harlem, jumped into the Hudson River after allegedly being caught cheating on an exam.
New York Post reported that the incident happened on Thursday afternoon when Adeoye’s teacher Eva Malikova saw her cheating on her German exam and snatched her phone away.
A male classmate told The Post that Malikova began screaming at Adeoye, “Oh, you shouldn’t be cheating! You guys shouldn’t be cheating! You guys are lying to yourselves!”
When Adeoye burst into tears and apologized, Malikova reportedly snapped back: “Oh, you are not really sorry. That’s not a sincere apology!”
After leaving the building, Adeoye walked to the Hudson River’s edge at West 165th Street, put her ID down on the river bank and jumped into the water. The teen went under water as witnesses pleaded with her to return to shore. Her body hadn’t been found by Friday night.
About a half-hour after she disappeared, her school called 911, claiming that Adeoye left behind a note saying “she was upset at being caught cheating and would be found in the river,” the cop source said.
Adeoye’s mother stated, “She was a good girl, but I can’t talk about it,” she said.