An imam who was called to a Saskatoon school after a kindergarten student died says the Muslim boy's attendant told him the tragedy happened in seconds.
Ilyas Sidyot was called to Dundonald School on Monday after the five-year-old's death because the woman who was supervising the child was also Muslim and distraught.
The boy was found in a pond near the school after recess ended and was pronounced dead in hospital.
Sidyot says the boy's attendant was also taken to hospital in shock.
He says the school told him the boy was autistic.
The imam, who led the funeral service for the child on Tuesday, says people should not jump to lay blame because school teachers and staff treat children like their own kids. (The Canadian Press)