It takes a real monster to break the legs of four toddlers in one day.
Every day, parents leave their most precious posessions in the hands of people they believe have their small children’s best interests at heart. Sadly, that’s not always the case…
News Herald – When four little boys suffered broken legs on the same day at the same day care center, police launched an investigation.
Two months later they have arrested center employee 25-year-old Christina Marie Curtis and charged her with four felony counts of neglect of a child that resulted in great bodily harm.
An arrest report states that all four of the toddlers were fine on the morning of May 21 when they were dropped off at the Kids Discovery Learning Center on John Sims Parkway.
“Upon returning to pick them up in the afternoon, the children were showing signs of distress and could not stand or walk,” the report said. “The children were medically evaluated and each was diagnosed with fractures to their legs.”
The toddlers ranged in age from 13 to 21 months old and were assigned to the 1-year-old class at the day care center.
Terika Graham said she had placed her son in day care at the Kids Discovery Learning Center because she was in the late stages of pregnancy and the facility had no waiting list.
She said she’d instructed Curtis to leave her son inside on the day he was injured because he was suffering from a rash, but the child was taken outside anyway.
“When I picked him up he had dirt all in his hair,” she said. “I don’t know if they let him crawl around out there or what. It took the day care three days to give me any kind of explanation.”
Her child suffered a hairline fracture and was the least injured of the four toddlers, Graham said. He seems to be healing well.