A grieving Brooklyn father whose son drowned during a field trip back in June is living with a constant reminder of his loss — because the teen's school won't stop calling to ask why the boy has been skipping class.
Jean Fritz Pierre passed away after a drowning accident while on a class trip to Bear Mountain State Park.
The 16-year-old was swimming with a friend in Hessian Lake — a body of water banned to swimmers that is also known as "Bloody Lake."
Park officials reportedly attempted to warn the students against swimming in the lake, and tried to call the teens out of the water, but Jean Fritz was soon pulled under and his lifeless body was found 50 minutes later.
Since that incident on June 24, Jonas says he receives regular calls from Prospect Heights' International High School complaining about his son's truancy.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed the tragic mix-up on bureaucracy, saying, "We have a million, one hundred thousands kids, or something like that. I'm sure there are errors in the bureaucracy."
The Department of Education released its own apology, saying it was "checking all data systems to ensure that the family doesn’t receive these calls anymore."