Autistic Student Dies After Being Left On A Hot School Bus For Hours — And His Family Says THIS Could Have Saved His Life
This is devastating.
On Friday, a special needs student was found dead inside a hot school bus after he was locked inside for hours.
The body of Paul Lee, who had severe autism, was found in the isle of a bus parked in the Whittier Union High School District lot in California.
The 19-year-old's family said he boarded the bus that day like usual, but they don't believe he ever got off.
Paul was nonverbal, and his regular bus driver — who would usually say the verbal cue "Let's go, Paul" when they arrived at school — was not at work that day.
Paul's sister Eiden Lee believes the substitute driver did not double check to make sure every student was off the bus. She said: