According to several reports, police in Colorado Springs inspected a daycare center on Wednesday, November 13th. They discovered 26 children in a room hidden behind a false wall in the basement. The school had only one license to support six residents. Investigation underway
Twenty-six children under the age of three were found by police officers who were hiding in the basement of a daycare center in Colorado Springs, USA. The official approval of the kindergarten, however, provided that only six babies could be cared for there.
The authorities revoked the permission to settle at least until the end of the investigation and ordered the closure of the premises on Wednesday, November 13, reports the American media KKTV 11 News .
Hiding behind a false wall
The police went to the nursery after several reports pointing out that the facility was housing too many children. "The owner […] refused to cooperate, but officials heard the sounds of children coming from their home" Police in Colorado Springs said in a statement. The officers searched the premises and discovered a false wall that concealed a staircase to the basement.
The mother of one of the 26 children describes "Children jammed between empty fruit juice briquettes, crumbs of cakes, blankets, and stuffed animals." The room smelled like a dirty diaper. "
" It spoils my stomach. "
Three employees were arrested and initially charged with illicit child maltreatment. However, this charge was dropped until the results of the investigations. Carla Faith, the daycare director who lives on-site, was not arrested. The police first want to find out what charges are being brought against the 58-year-old American.
The parents of the children in kindergarten learned the news with astonishment and horror. "I have this horrible feeling, it twists my stomach, I hope nothing horrible has happened, and that it's really just a story of too many babies, which is terrible already, trusts the parents of a little boy I would never have brought him here if I had known about it.
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