Dallas Boy Dies After Being Left In Hot Van

thermometer hot weather Dallas Boy Dies After Being Left In Hot Van A 2-year-old boy has died after being left alone in a day-care center van for several hours outside a Dallas  school. Sgt. Warren Mitchell says a child found the unconscious toddler about 3:30 Thursday afternoon in the back of the van outside a school,  near Fair Park. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Temperatures topped out at 94 degrees  Thursday afternoon.  It is believed the child was inside that van for about six hours.


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  1. Jason says:

    OMG! How can someone just lose a child? How can someone forget about a person that was there one minute and then gone the next? Was he not missed? Obviously he was not at lunch so wouldn’t that of thrown up a red flag when it came time for roll call or nap time? Come on… Six hours… That school is done for cause who in there right mind would leave there child with these people. I could go on for hours about this but I will stop here.

  2. David Yocum says:

    What’s sad is that they wouldn’t forgot a PET in a hot car…
    It just baffles me that people do this; it’s not that it’s something new.. IT HAPPENS EVERY SUMMER and they STILL don’t grasp it.

  3. Pam Perkins says:

    It is hard to believe that a child center doesn’t have some plan in place to note where their students are every part of the day! In a Carrollton school that I taught in, we had a face to name record to mark every hour. If a child left the room to go to the playground or the lunchroom, the time he left and the time he returned to the classroom was noted. Any child care facility or school MUST know where the students under their care are at all times! This is crucial! One mistake can cause something like this to happen. The person in charge of the van who left the child in there and didn’t bother to check that the van was empty and all students accounted for should be terminated!

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