WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of a special needs student found dead on a school bus in Whittier Friday.Son Arrested For Murder Of Mother Found Dead In Mission Viejo Home
The Whittier School District did not say if Lee attended classes on Friday but his family believes he was left on the bus for nine hours in sweltering heat.
His older sister Eiden wrote, “My family is completely torn apart and heartbroken, knowing what he had felt during those painful hours. Inside the bus was about 120-130 degrees and Paul was trapped in there for almost nine hours without a single drop of water. We are hit so hard with this sudden tragedy.”READ MORE: New Health Order Will Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test At Outdoor LA County Events Of 10,000 Or More
She added, “All donations will go directly to my parents to help defray the costs of funeral expenses. Please keep Paul and our family in your prayers.”
The family was trying to raise $10,000 and surpassed that goal in one day with more than 250 donors.
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