The death of a former Glen Rock teacher who fell down the stairs at his power-less apartment building has been determined not to be a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to a report on northjersey.com.
Hawthorne police in November said Benjamin Harris, a retired Spanish/drama teacher at Glen Rock High School, fell down the stairs of his Hawthorne Gardens apartment on Nov. 2. They attributed his death to Sandy having knocked the power out.
The state's medical examiner on Monday reclassified the death as not being caused by the storm, northjersey.com reported, though they did not specify why the death had been reclassified.
Harris, 83 at the time of his death, was described by former students as an enthusiastic educator with a passion for music.