Saturday, May 8, 2021

Special Needs Student Found Dead on School Bus, Driver Arrested

Special needs student found dead on bus
Hun Joon Lee here with his mother, who supplied the photo

*When parents send their children to school, there is the expectation that they will return home at the end of the school day, safe and sound.

But one family’s expectations were far from met when the body of their son was found on an empty school bus.

According to Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. David Smith, last September, 19-year-old Hun Joon Lee – a special needs student – was found slumped over in the aisle of an empty school bus that had been driven by 37-year-old Armando Abel Ramirez. After efforts to save the teen’s life failed, he was pronounced dead.

Ramirez was booked on dependent abuse and remains in jail on $50,000 bail.

Lee had a pretty regular schedule. Around 2:30 each day he would ride the bus from school to his home in Whittier. It’s unclear if Ramirez was a regular driver for the teen; however he was the driver on the day Lee died.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Sad story. This was a big boy. So how could anyone be unaware of him? Aren’t drivers supposed to double check their buses every shift? From the article, to me this boy maybe died as a result of a seizure or natural causes. He does look a little overweight. There are so many questions. I live in L.A. and the school district is understaffed and incompetent. I hope maybe he wasn’t left on a bus that was too hot or cold. Any other thoughts?

  2. If he was slumped as they say, the bus driver couldn’t have seen him. . . . though,. . . . I was under the impression (wrongly) that the bus is checked BEFORE the driver leaves the bus.

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