5-year-old who was left in car dies outside Texas elementary school

The child, a student at the elementary school in Mission, is related to a staff member at the school, police said.

Police tape at a crime scene. (WDIV)

McAllen, Texas – A 5-year-old died in a vehicle outside his Texas elementary school Thursday as triple-digit heat was recorded in the region, officials said.

The boy is related to a staff member at Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary School in Mission, a city of around 85,700 on the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, the school district police chief said Friday.

The high in McAllen on Thursday was 101, according to the National Weather Service.

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