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Mother speaks out after child injured at daycare

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UPDATE: Hudson Police Chief Jimmy Casper tells CBS 19 that the criminal investigation that on has been concluded in regards to the baby falling from a changing table incident that occurred at Wild About Kids Daycare.

Chief Casper could not release a lot of information about the case because it has been turned over to District Attorney Clyde Harrington to decide what steps to take next.

Chief Casper was able to say that the results of the investigation were similar to the CPS results.

 


HUDSON (KYTX) - An East Texas day care is forced to close, accused of failing to let parents know when a child fell off a changing table and fractured her skull.

An investigation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services shows that on September 6, 9-month-old Reagan Brasher fell from a changing table at Wild About Kids Daycare after being left unattended.

CBS 19 spoke to Reagan's mom, Taylor Sullivan, who says she didn't find out about the fall until the next day, and it wasn't from the owner.

Sullivan says when her fiance picked up their daughter on September 6, he was told a false story.

Sullivan said, "My fiance went to pick her up and the director said Reagan had a little accident. A caregiver in her room was holding her and she fell out of her hands and she hit her butt on the ground but nothing else, she's okay."

The next day, a different staff member asked about Reagan's swollen head.

"He said from what, and she said well you were told about her accident yesterday, and he said yes that she fell on her butt. The lady was like no, she fell on her head. I heard a big thud, and turned around and Reagan was on the ground," Sullivan said.

The couple then rushed Reagan to the ER.

"She had a skull fracture and a hematoma, a bleed between her brain and her skull.," Sullivan said.

Reagan was in the hospital for days, while CPS launched an investigation.

Shari Pulliam with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said, "During the investigation, child care licensing found that the daycare provided false details regarding the incident to the parents. The department determined the child was injured as a result of seriously deficient supervision."

The doors to the day care are now locked and inside all the lights are turned off. It's been that way since Friday, Nov. 16. That's when CPS finished the investigation, sent a letter to the daycare saying their permit had been revoked and they needed to close down.

Sullivan says, "It makes me sad because they don't have jobs anymore because in this economy it's hard to find a job, but then again it makes me happy to know that no other kids are going there to be hurt and parents not know about it."

She's also glad her daughter is back home, and doing well. The swelling in Reagan's head has gone down, and her brain is no longer bleeding. She's scheduled to see a neurologist in January.

The daycare has only been open about four months. Jessica Bridwell, the owner of the daycare, has the right to appeal. If she doesn't the daycare will not re-open. We talked to the owner today but she did not want to comment.

If you want to find out if there are any complaints about day care centers in your area, you can go to www.txchildcaresearch.org and type in your day care in the search bar. 

 

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