Florida Toddler Dies in Hot Car as Mom Teaches Inside School

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 14:16:36-04

PANAMA CITY, FL (AP) -- An 18-month-old girl has died after her mother inadvertently left her in the back seat of the car while she went inside to teach at a Panama City elementary school.

Authorities say the Jamie Buckley didn't discover her daughter, Reagan, until the end of the school day Tuesday. Bay County Sheriff's deputies found Reagan unresponsive when they arrived. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say the child had been inside the car, which was parked outside Cedar Grove Elementary School since before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Temperatures in the area rose to 83 degrees Tuesday.

Authorities have not said whether charges will be filed against the mother.