Justice for Mute Autistic Student Found Dead on School Bus

Target: Los Angeles, California District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Goal: Ensure the conduction of a proper, thorough investigation into the suspicious death of autistic boy who was found on school bus.

A teenage boy who was autistic and incapable of speaking was allegedly left on a school bus all day in the 120-130 degree heat, and later died. It appears he was on the bus from the time he left that morning until he was found–nearly nine hours.

Police are treating the death as suspicious, but no additional information has been released and no arrests made. The mysterious death of this young man hints at possible foul play and perhaps even issues of neglect on behalf of the bus driver who surely would’ve saw something if anything suspicious occurred. If someone played a role in this innocent boy’s death, then he or she must be brought to justice.

Whatever may have happened on that tragic day, the family deserves to know so they can seek closure. That’s why we must urge the district attorney to conduct an exhaustive investigation into the boy’s death and work towards taking appropriate action in the event foul play is shown to have been involved.


Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey,

An autistic, mute student was found on a school bus and had been there in the 120-130 degree heat for about nine hours. Police believe his death is suspicious. If foul play was involved, then the person(s) responsible needs to be brought to justice. Secondly, if a person is responsible for his death, it seems likely the bus driver may have witnessed something that would’ve warranted attention.

These questions need answers and the family needs to know what happened. That’s why we’re asking you to ensure a proper investigation is conducted to find out exactly what happened to this innocent young man, and to help prosecute if foul play was involved.


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  1. Stacey Schwartz says:

    As a teacher for students with autism, I rely on my trained observant bus drivers to get them to and from school. I am devastated to know this could have been a student that is in my charge. My heart aches for the family. I hope justice is served.

    • Kathy Williams says:

      Thank you Stacey, for your valuable, personal insight on this matter, and more importantly, your dedicated, positive contribution to society.

  2. This is tragic and sad. Justice for this family.

  3. This is beyond tragic- I am so very sorry for his family, and equally sorry for how he must have felt in his isolation- God rest his poor troubled soul.

  4. Deona Christiansen says:

    All bus drivers transporting children should be responsible for checking the bus, after transporting to or from anywhere. Especially if any person / child is known to have disablities, and certainly a mute child. What a horrible death for anyone and most certainly for a child with no voice and a family that trust he was being taken care, locus parentus

  5. Eliane Biourd says:

    TOTAL negligence on the part of the bus driver!!! he/she needs to be held accountable regardless. aren’t bus drivers responsible to check their buses for all [especially] children and even more so with special needs passengers? if not, then there needs to be mandatory training put into place!!!

  6. Melina Munkler says:

    I don’t know why neither teacher/assistant nor driver noticed an abscent of a student in this case this precious innocent gentleman at the bus drop off site! I really suspect something has happened to cause major negligence. May justice be served! God seen and knows what had happened to him. Rest in peace angel, you are now with Jesus speaking laughing and running all over our future home, Heaven. I hope to see transportation system change and have mandatory extra driver for all special needs that takes public transportation!

  7. This is a very sad situation regardless of the circumstances; it is very sad

  8. The bus driver is ultimately responsible to check that everyone is off the bus. I drove school bus and we did a check after every run. Every time.

    What really bothers me is, maybe the boy couldn’t speak, but was he able to walk? If so, this is a very suspicious death.
    My prayers for him and his family.

  9. As a school bus driver in australia it is a pain all the bells and whistles and the hoops we have to jump thru when leaving a school bus after turning off the ignition, BUT this is why it has to be done, its so easy to miss a kid who has maybe fallen asleep or is too little to see, please bring your bus’s up to speed in all countrys so this terrible thing cant happen again. Deepest sympathy to the family of this young man, my heart is crying for you. Lets hope something good can come of this and it never happens again.

  10. I sense that there was some extreme incompetency &/or neglect going on here for this to even have happened.
    I think that there should always be a head count before getting off the bus, then while off the bus, & again in being seated to go. Everybody does that at least once, so why didn’t they do that here? It would have saved a life.
    The person to whom the autistic boy was the charge should have their position in that industry black-balled.

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