A 15-year-old boy died Tuesday night after he fell down a shaft from the roof of a Brooklyn school building. Nick plummeted five floors to the basement, where he got stuck in the shaft, He died at the scene. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.

Nick Gryak was atop Roy H. Mann Junior High School on East 68th St. near Veterans Ave. in Mill Basin with a group of friends when he tumbled down the shaft about 10:20 p.m., officials and family said.

The group of teens scrambled off the roof and ran to a nearby home to call 911, friends said.

Emergency workers responded minutes later and were still trying to pull Nick’s body from the shaft well after midnight.

Locals said the school’s roof has become a hangout for neighborhood teens since the school has been under construction. The teens climb to the top by using the scaffolding.

“He’s a good kid,” said friend Sal Mignano, 16. “He didn’t deserve this. He was with kids who just do stupid things.”

It was not immediately clear what Nick, a sophomore at James Madison High School, was doing before the fatal fall.

About 200 people, mostly sobbing teens, gathered in the street after hearing news of Nick’s death.