FOX 8: De La Salle High President Identified As Attempted Bridge Jumper

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(FOX 8/WVUE) The person who attempted to jump from the Huey P. Long Bridge before a three-hour stand-off has been identified as a New Orleans school president.

According to Carlton Dufrechau, general manager of the bridge, said De La Salle High School President Michael Giambelluca was identified as the man who attempted to jump from the bridge Monday evening.

A press release issued by De La Salle High School said Giambelluca is now on a leave of absence from the school.

“We are saddened by the reported incident concerning De La Salle President Mr. Michael Giambelluca that will require a leave of absence due to medical reasons. We ask that you keep Mr. Giambelluca and his family in your prayers during this difficult time.- Herb Anderson Board Chairman De La Salle High School.”

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