Franklin, Michigan, is mourning the death of 12-year-old Jacob Dawson-Escobedo, who was fatally struck by a school bus.
According to a police statement, the incident occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m. and was reported as a pedestrian fatality involving a school bus.
The school district released a statement announcing the incident. “There is no tragedy more awful than that of losing a child,” wrote superintendent John Dignan.
The Wayne Police Department stated an active investigation is ongoing and asked anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Lt. Robert Amore.
A GoFundMe campaign to assist Dawson-Escobedo’s family with funeral expenses had raised over $20,00 as of Thursday.
The school district is providing support teams and offering assistance for students and staff as needed.
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