A young boy died tragically after being forced to run for wearing the wrong clothes to his school’s PE class.
Yahshua ‘YaYa’ Robinson, 12, was a California student who collapsed and died at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday after being forced to run at Canyon Lake Middle School after wearing the wrong clothes to his gym class.
According to the reports, the boy lost consciousness while running in 90-degree heat, and he died from cardiac arrest soon after the paramedics arrived on the scene.
The boy’s grieving aunt, Amarna Plummer, has since spoken out and told NBC Los Angeles that her nephew was made to run as punishment for bringing the wrong clothes to his PE class.
“He was reaching out to the teacher, saying he needed some water. He said he couldn’t breathe. He was telling the kids this,” the aunt insisted.
“Why would you have a child in his clothes – he didn’t dress out – running a field?”
Plummer went on to say that Yahshua’s parents are both “devastated” and “infuriated” by the senseless incident that cost their son his life.
She further revealed that the boy’s mother, who works as a PE instructor at another school, called Yahshua’s school on Tuesday to tell them not to make children run outside that day due to high temperatures.
“This is terrible. It happened on somebody else’s watch,” Plummer concluded as she called for the people responsible to be held accountable.
Meanwhile, Yahshua’s parents and siblings are working to come to terms with the boy’s premature passing. In a tribute to the 12-year-old, they branded Yahshua as a “bright, talented, and loving child who had a bright future ahead of him.”
“We know that Yahshua was loved by many, and we appreciate everyone who is helping us to grieve his loss. We are struggling to understand why this happened,” their statement read.
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