Chuck Ross Reporting
A special needs student died Friday afternoon in Whittier, Cal. after he was left behind on a hot school bus.
According to the Whittier Daily News, the 19-year-old student was found in a state of “full arrest” on the bus at around 4:30 p.m. local time. That was more than 30 minutes after the bus finished making its rounds and had been parked in the Whittier Union High School bus depot.
“The bus company, Pupil Transportation (Cooperative), driver received a call from dispatch that a student was missing,” said Whittier police officer Brad White, according to the Daily News. “He (returned) to his bus and that’s where he found this young man unresponsive.”
The Pupil Transportation Cooperative is contracted to provide busing services for the Whittier school district and others in southeast Los Angels County.