Dallas Teen Dies after Jumping from S...

Dallas Teen Dies after Jumping from School Bus

There are 145 comments on the www.dallasnews.com story from Mar 22, 2008, titled Dallas Teen Dies after Jumping from School Bus. In it, www.dallasnews.com reports that:

Martin Alvarado, a 14-year-old Cary Middle School student who apparently jumped from the back of a moving school bus, died Friday at a local hospital, police said. The accident, which is under investigation, happened about 3 p.m. Thursday in the 3200 block of Kinkaid Drive. Police said there were four children on the bus at the time of the incident.

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not surprised

Middleburg, FL

#1 Mar 22, 2008
DALLAS TEEN PROVES THE LAW OF GRAVITY IS STILL BEING UPHELD.. COURTS ACROSS THE LAND CONCUR!
Pandemonium

Laredo, TX

#2 Mar 22, 2008
Kids these days have watched way too much tv and way too many video games. Too bad there parents don't try teaching them how to behave instead of letting them run around town acting like monsters.
Kosam

Elmira, NY

#3 Mar 22, 2008
Most buses these days have camera's on them, and why would the kid jump without a reason to do so? What happened before the bus was nearly empty? Don't jump to conclusions till the facts are told.
DR EVERETT BARNES

United States

#4 Mar 22, 2008
I had the sad job of telling his family of his sad demise.
please be kind.
Friend of Family

United States

#5 Mar 22, 2008
Newspaper stated that he jumped but maybe he fell out of the bus. If you don't know the whole story please do not judge, assume and make rude comments about the child. The family is suffering enough already.
No Namer

Sterling Heights, MI

#6 Mar 22, 2008
DR EVERETT BARNES wrote:
I had the sad job of telling his family of his sad demise.
please be kind.
ok if who had the job of telling his parents FROM DALLAS why does it say u live in saint louis, MO??
dude talk about a bad lie =P
No Namer

Sterling Heights, MI

#7 Mar 22, 2008
oh oops i meant you not who
Janeli Hdez A- his cousin

Dearborn, MI

#8 Mar 22, 2008
We don't know yet if he actually jumped of. He was a happy kid and kids on the bus are stating that he fell off because the bus driver braked and opened the back emergency door for no reason at all.
It disgusts me to know that you think he was a monster. He was running around in the school bus, as kids state. But, that wouldn't have caused him to fall off the bus as he did.
His brain died automatically but his body was able to continue functioning until today Saturday when they took his heart out to be donated.
And well R.I.P Martin Alvarado.
marie

United States

#9 Mar 22, 2008
Janeli Hdez A- his cousin wrote:
We don't know yet if he actually jumped of. He was a happy kid and kids on the bus are stating that he fell off because the bus driver braked and opened the back emergency door for no reason at all.
It disgusts me to know that you think he was a monster. He was running around in the school bus, as kids state. But, that wouldn't have caused him to fall off the bus as he did.
His brain died automatically but his body was able to continue functioning until today Saturday when they took his heart out to be donated.
And well R.I.P Martin Alvarado.
so sorry for the loss of your loved one, my heart goes out to the whole family.
and for the heartless comments people have made,
ignorance stands out clearly.

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#10 Mar 23, 2008
Thank God this boy's family was willing to donate his organs so that other children could live.
pelangi

Medan, Indonesia

#11 Mar 23, 2008
No problem. In Iraq and Afghanistan has killed more then thousands children

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#12 Mar 23, 2008
pelangi wrote:
No problem. In Iraq and Afghanistan has killed more then thousands children
That comment in this forum makes a much sense as "No problem. My fish has a new bicycle."
rocket j squirrel

Plaistow, NH

#13 Mar 23, 2008
the big picture===LAWSUIT!

“Blessings to you and yours.”

Since: Dec 07

Washington DC

#14 Mar 23, 2008
pragmatist wrote:
Thank God this boy's family was willing to donate his organs so that other children could live.
My prayers are with this family and those who received this boy's organs. The death of a child not matter the cause is a tragedy.
Dallas RN

Plano, TX

#15 Mar 23, 2008
I work in the ICU where he stayed until his organs were donated to save several lives. What happened to that boy and his family was a tragedy, but at least some good came out of it. They were able to use almost all of his organs, which is something that doesn't happen often. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Dee

Malaysia

#19 Mar 23, 2008
this is so sad

Since: Mar 08

Espanola, NM

#21 Mar 24, 2008
No whether this child killed himself, got killed, or if it was purely accidental, you heartless bastards need to realize the effect death has on all persons involved. Kudos to the family for donating his organs to help others. Selfless. Daddy, you are an asshole. I do not believe for one minute that you are a parent. Insensitive. Lestinobambino, I hope God never gives you kids. You will probably just kill them. And as for Pelangi, Keep your ass in Indonesia. It's people like you that keeps the rest of the world at war.

“In the Space Love Demands”

Since: Oct 07

Black Love USA

#22 Mar 24, 2008
Dallas RN wrote:
I work in the ICU where he stayed until his organs were donated to save several lives. What happened to that boy and his family was a tragedy, but at least some good came out of it. They were able to use almost all of his organs, which is something that doesn't happen often. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Well thank God for that at least.

I am not sure what happened...whether he jumped or whether the bus driver did something to make him fall off.

I won't rush to judgment either way...

But God Bless his family and thankfully they were intelligent enough to help others, despite their own tragedy.

Too often families are only wrapped up in their own tragedy to do any helpful things in these sad matters.

My heart goes out to them too.
Sad eyes

Dallas, TX

#23 Mar 24, 2008
RIP Martin Alvarado!
I know alot of kids that know him and my heart goes out to his family and friends suffering right now! This was a tragedy that I hope will not repeat itself and no matter how it happened there is no reason for anybody to make the stupid comments they made! Obviously ignorant people!
myopinion

Cordoba, Argentina

#24 Mar 24, 2008
Probably His best, best friends blamed him for having aids, so after jumping off the bus in medical care and custody for suicidal thoughts he could prove that he is a normal boy and that having aids for him means to die instantly. so the result is not fatal i think and he shown than to commit suicide isn't worst than being bullied.

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