The 911 transmitter who was interrupted after having received an Ohio teenager's last call for help before being crushed to death in his van was expected to return to work on Wednesday.
Operator Amber Smith was arrested on Thursday for failing to pass on to the Cincinnati police that 16-year-old Kyle Plush was caught in his Honda Odyssey at his school's parking lot.
Officer arrived at the Seven Hills School on Tuesday after the first 911 call, but they could not find the teenager.
Smith picked up Kyle's second 911 call where he described his car model, police said.
"This is not a joke," said the desperate teenager. "I'm trapped in a gold Honda Odyssey van in the parking lot of Seven Hills. Send Agent Instantly. I'm Almost Dead."
Smith said she could not hear Kyle during the conversation and because, as her computer froze, she could not document what he said according to internal documents obtained by WCPO TV. [1
A minibus was removed from the parking lot near the Seven Hills School campus where Kyle Plush was found dead on Tuesday.
(Cara Owsley / AP)
However, investigators believe there were no problems with the telephone system.
" On the second 911 conversation something has become terribly wrong, "said Cincinnati policeman Eliot Isaac at a press conference.
The transmitter's superintendent described her work as" unacceptable, "says the documents.
Kyle tried to get her tennis equipment from the back of her car as he was stuck under the back seat, according to Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Cincinnati Police Department investigates Kyle's death as the coroner's office was ruled by mistake. His autopsy showed that he died of asphyxia due to chest compression. 19659014] Sign up for BREAKING NEWS E-mail