Five-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Left in Car Outside Texas Elementary School Amid Triple-Digit Heat

Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary School in Mission, Texas. (Google Maps)

A 5-year-old died in a vehicle outside his Texas elementary school Thursday as triple-digit heat was recorded in the region, officials said.

The boy is related to a staff member at Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary School in Mission, a city of around 85,700 on the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, the school district police chief said Friday.

The high in McAllen on Thursday was 101, according to the National Weather Service.

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A 911 call was made around 4 p.m. about an unresponsive child, and officials began CPR but the boy could not be resuscitated, said Raul Gonzalez, chief of police for the La Joya school district.

Officials did not say how the boy died or how long he was inside the car at a Friday news conference.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Phil Helsel

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