Raynham PD investigating medical emergency involving child on school bus

RAYNHAM, Mass. — An investigation is underway in Raynham after police tell Boston 25 News there was a medical emergency involving a child onboard a school bus.

Police said the incident was reported Tuesday afternoon at Laliberte Elementary School

"School personnel, including the nurse-on-duty, immediately rendered aid to the student, and Raynham Fire ambulance transported the student to a local hospital," police said in a statement. "The student was later transported by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital."

Boston 25 News has learned that the child is a Raynham Middle School student. Police say that the boy was discovered when the bus was stopped in front of the town's elementary school. Investigators are now trying to find out how long the boy was in distress before discovery.

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"It's tough because it involves a minor child and we're hoping that the child is okay," said Bill Lucini of Lucini Transportation, who is also launching his own investigation.

According to Lucini, the bus driver involved has been working with the Bridgewater-Raynham District for 27 years. He has a clean record.

Police said they are now working to find out if school staff followed proper procedures.

The child's condition has not been released.

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