Sunday 11 December 2016

Boy (3) left alone in day care van for over nine hours after staff forgot about him

Published 05/08/2016 | 22:42

Precious Jewels School of Excellence in Lexington Credit: Google Maps
Precious Jewels School of Excellence in Lexington Credit: Google Maps

A three-year-old boy was left alone in a van for more than nine hours after day care centre staff in Kentucky forgot about him.

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The boy was at the Precious Jewels School of Excellence in Lexington while his mother was at work.

Police said the woman told officers that her son was missing when she came home late on Wednesday. She told them the day care centre was supposed to drop the boy home at 5pm.

Officers contacted the owner who went to the business - which had been closed since 6pm - and found the boy still strapped in a seat inside the van parked outside.

Paramedics checked out the child, who was unhurt.

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Authorities believe the child was inside the van from about 4.30pm on Wednesday until 2am on Thursday.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has suspended services at the centre citing its "failure to protect the health, safety and welfare of children".

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