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5-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in a Hot Car Outside a Mission Texas School

A five-year-old boy has died after he was found in a hot car parked outside an elementary school in Mission, Texas, on Thursday, August 25th.

"Yesterday at 4:04 pm, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of an unresponsive five-year-old boy found inside a vehicle parked at Dr. Paredes Elementary," La Joya Independent School District Police Chief Raul Gonzalez said at a news conference on Friday.

According to the Chief, the boy was taken to the nurse's office where CPR precedures was attempted.  

Temperature at the time was 101 degrees.

Chief Gonzales also revealed that the child is related to one of the "staff members at the campus" and that the vehicle the boy was found in also belongs to that same individual.

The La Joya ISD Police Department, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and Child Protective Services are working together to conduct this investigation.

"I ask the community to keep the family, our students and our staff at Americo Paredes Elementary in their thoughts and their prayers as they navigate through this tragic event," said La Joya Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Gisela Saenz.

"I want to assure parents and our community that our schools are safe," Dr. Saenz continued. "This was an isolated incident."

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