The third-grade student who died Tuesday had appeared to be asleep on a school bus, officials said Wednesday.
But other students were unable to awake him at a bus stop on Wilberforce Avenue at about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. The bus driver parked the bus and went back to check on the boy, but she was unable to wake him or get him to respond, Oak Ridge Fire Department Chief Darryl Kerley said.
She called 911. A dispatcher gave the bus driver instructions to care for the boy until rescuers arrived, Kerley said.
Firefighters responded within two minutes. The bus stop is behind a fire station on Tuskegee Avenue. The boy was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. [Read more…]