A teacher in Texas is behind bars after a child died in her hot car in a school’s parking lot, according to a report.
Diana Trevino-Montelongo, 37, was charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection to the case out of La Joya, Texas, according to KSAT.
Trevino-Montelongo taught at Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary school and her 5-year-old nephew attended the school, according to the report.
The boy was found unresponsive inside a car at the school’s parking lot around 4 p.m. on Aug. 25, according to KSAT. He was taken to the nurse’s office, where CPR was performed. But the child was pronounced dead.
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Temperatures hit 101 degrees the day the boy died, according to the Monitor. She died from heat asphyxiation.
Trevino-Montelongo was put on administrative leave after the boy’s death, according to the Monitor. She was named “teacher of the year” at the school last semester.
After her arrest, Trevino-Montelongo was booked into jail and released after posting $50,000 bond.
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