Tragic Death of 6-Year-Old Girl with Special Needs on School Bus
A heart-wrenching incident took place in New Jersey, leading to the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl with special needs. Fajr Atiya Williams was being transported to Claremont Elementary School in Franklin Park when the incident occurred.
It was revealed that the young girl was secured in her wheelchair by the bus monitor, Amanda Davila, who was solely responsible for ensuring the child’s safety during the journey. However, due to a series of bumps on the road, Fajr’s wheelchair harness tightened around her neck, impeding her ability to breathe.
Disturbingly, Davila was seated at the front of the bus, absorbed in her cellphone with headphones on, a clear violation of policies and procedures. This prevented her from promptly noticing the distress Fajr was experiencing.
Upon receiving a call about an unresponsive child, the Franklin Township Police Department acted swiftly and performed CPR on Fajr. Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain as the young girl was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
In a shocking turn of events, Davila has been arrested and is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. This incident has sparked outrage and raised questions about the safety protocols followed by Montauk Transit Services, the school bus company responsible for transporting the children.
Expressing their condolences, Montauk Transit Services emphasized that the safety of the children they transport is their top priority. They have assured the public that they are fully cooperating with the investigation to ascertain the circumstances leading to this dreadful incident.
Authorities are eagerly awaiting the findings from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, as the investigation is still ongoing. This tragedy serves as a chilling reminder of the vital importance of adhering to safety regulations and guidelines while transporting children, especially those with special needs.
Fajr Atiya Williams’ untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the community. It is imperative for all parties involved to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation to ensure that such heart-wrenching incidents are never repeated. May Fajr’s soul rest in peace, and may her family find strength during this difficult time.
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