Hanoi police have decided to prosecute the case in which a first-grader at an international school in Hanoi was left to die on a school bus.
The information was given at a press conference held by the local police Wednesday.
According to a report released at the meeting by the Cau Giay District People’s Committee, Le Hoang Long, 6, from Gateway International School was found dead in the vehicle at around 4 pm on Tuesday by Nguyen Thi Bich Quy who is in charge of supervising the students on the vehicle.
Quy has been working for the school for two days, and had not yet signed a labour contract with the school.
The vehicle with 13 students arrived at the school at 7:25 am. After the students got out to go to their class, Long was left behind, with Quy and the driver unaware.
The bus was then driven to a parking lot in the district.
Long’s teacher Nguyen Thi Thuy checked the student attendance at 7:50 am and noted his absence; but she did not call the parents.
Only at 4 pm when collecting the bus to take pupils back home, did Quy discover Long lying on the car floor right behind the steering wheel.
The boy was given with first aid at the school medical room and then taken to E Hospital.
Doctors at E Hospital said that the boy had died long before being brought to the hospital
Speaking at the meeting Pham Ngoc Anh, director of Cau Giay District’s Department of Education and Training, said there were no specific regulations related to school buses.
He noted that in the coming time, the department would issue regulations on school safety to avoid such incidents.
Chairman Tran Thi Hong Hanh said the school has suspended people who directly involved in the case, adding that the school continued to operate normally.