Diana Trevino Montelongo Bio – Diana Trevino Montelongo Wiki
Diana Trevino Montelongo was charged with criminal negligence homicide after the 5-year-old died in the car. She was a teacher at Dr Americo Paredes Elementary School and the aunt of the boy.
Diana Trevino Montelongo is 37 years old.
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A weeks-long investigation into the hot car death of a 5-year-old Texas boy has led to the arrest of a teacher in La Joya.
Authorities say Diana Treviño-Montelongo is the aunt of the victim, who died on Aug. 25, reports the Progress Times.
Treviño-Montelongo was charged Thursday with criminally negligent homicide.
The child, who has not been named, was left inside a car parked at Dr Americo Paredes Elementary School in Mission, where Treviño-Montelongo is a teacher, according to KGBT.
The La Joya Independent School District has placed Treviño-Montelongo on paid administrative leave.
The boy died from heat asphyxiation, medical examiners determined, according to The Monitor.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures reached 101 degrees the day the boy died.
The Monitor reports that in April, Treviño-Montelongo was named the school’s teacher of the year.
“My passion for education? Well, I originally wanted to be a social worker cause I always wanted to help kids and be there for them,” she explains in the video. “But then I was thinking about it, and I was like, that’s going to be tough. I think being in a classroom, I can be there for them in a better way.”