Centre Owners Charged With Child Endangerment After Locking Centre With Baby Inside

By September 12, 2018
Centre Owners Charged With Child Endangerment After Locking Centre With Baby Inside Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

When Parents went to pick up their 8-month-old from Primary Learning Academy and Daycare, Memphis, USA, at 4:15 pm, they arrived to the centre being locked, the air conditioning was turned off and all the Educators had gone home.

Parents were frantic, calling the police and ready to force their way into the building, before the centre owners had come back, as they felt something was amiss while driving home "she said on the way home, she just felt like something was wrong. She didn’t know if she’d left the water on. So they turned around and came back" Capt Baker of West Memphis Police department explains.

They found the baby in a crib after 45 minutes since the centre had closed. The baby was OK.

The centre had no closing protocal that was to be followed before going home for the day and didn't have a name checklist to make sure all children are accounted for and had been picked up.

The centre owners were charged with child endangerment, had the centre licence reovked "on an emergency basis", meaning the business can no longer receive certain funds and participate in certain programs. The decision can be appealed within 10 days.

Reference:
Berson, Scott "Parents Came To Pick Up Baby From Daycare. They Found The Building Locked And Dark, Cops Say", The Charlotte Observer, 10 September 2018

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:57