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Student Found Dead Inside School Bus

A special-needs student was found dead inside a school bus in Whittier, Calif. on Friday. The 19-year-old student had boarded a bus in the morning on the way to school and did not return home by 4 p.m. His mother called the school, which then alerted the private school bus company. The bus’s driver finally checked the bus and found the student in the aisle near the front of the vehicle, where he was pronounced dead by paramedics. “This tragedy has devastated all of us…our hearts are with our student’s parents and family—we’re all grieving,” the school district’s superintendent, Sandy Thorstenson said in a statement. “We’re making ourselves, our counseling services and our staff available to his family and to our students and staff who were close to him.”