CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - This week, a Seven Hills student was tragically found dead in his van.
"Anyone who ever encountered Kyle knows he lit up a room with his larger than life, funny, smart and positive personality with inclusion of all," his parents said in a statement released Friday.
You can read that full statement below:
Both technical problems and human error may be to blame in failing to locate Kyle Plush.
Plush, 16, was found dead inside the family's gold Honda Odyssey van by his father near the school Tuesday night, about five hours after the teen placed two 911 calls pleading for help and providing details on his location and the description of his vehicle.
The dispatcher who fielded the second call has been placed on leave.
The teen's death has been ruled accidental.
Jackie Taggart-Boyd said Kyle and her son Spencer were friends and classmates and Seven Hills. Kyle was something special, she recalled, describing him as the life of the party. She said Spencer called him the most positive person he'd ever met.
"Everybody really just adored him," she said.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington.
Kyle's funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Rose Church, 2501 Riverside Dr., East End.
The family is asking for memorial donations to go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.