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Child dies after being left in car outside La Joya ISD elementary school

A child died Thursday after being found in a car outside an elementary school near Mission.

On Thursday afternoon, the La Joya Independent School District Police Department responded to a call about “an unresponsive child in a car” outside Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary School, according to a news release from La Joya ISD.

Medical personnel attempted to resuscitate the child, but the child died.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

La Joya ISD did not release any information about the child or provide any other details about what happened.

Check back for updates.


  1. Educator on August 25, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the teacher and family.

  2. Hector on August 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Till this day I don’t know how you can leave a child in the car. There is so much news about this. Theres even commercials that tell you what to do to avoid this kind of drama. God rest this child’s Soul. Angels that go away too young. Please leave something on the rear seat with your child that you need to take down before heading indoors. Its a tragedy and I feel bad for the love ones.

  3. Norma Montez on August 26, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    My prayers go out for the mother and family of this child. This is a child of God and he is now in the presence of the Lord. I’m sorry for your loss and may God give you strength to keep going in life. I know this is enough to make any mother go crazy or lose the will to live, but God will reunite her with her baby one day. R.I.P.

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