A 3-year-old boy who was found unresponsive en route to a Robinson Independent School District property Friday morning was listed in critical condition.

Robinson police were called to the 600 block of East Moonlight Drive at about 7:20 a.m., when the child became unresponsive on a Robinson ISD school bus, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.

Robinson Volunteer Fire Department members removed the boy, and first responders administered life-saving measures within minutes, Prasifka said.

The boy was revived as American Medical Response personnel arrived and took him to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center. The boy was later taken by air ambulance to a medical facility in Temple, where he was in critical condition, Prasifka said.

The circumstance around the incident are being investigated by Robinson detectives. Child Protective Services was also contacted to review the case with police.

Attempts to reach Robinson ISD Superintendent Michael Hope were not successful Friday.

A statement on the Robinson Primary School's Facebook page states the student is being treated at a medical facility.

“This morning one of our youngest students had a medical emergency while being transported to school on the bus,” the post states.

In another post Friday afternoon, officials wrote that the child's treatment was continuing.

"After meeting with the family, it will most likely be a few days before any definitive prognosis," the post states. "The family thanks you for your continued prayers!"

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Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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