'Forgotten' boy, three, left in day care centre van for nine hours

'Forgotten' boy, three, left in day care centre van for nine hours
This is a generic image.

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.

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.

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".

More in this Section

Disabled five-year-old arrives in Italy after UK High Court battleDisabled five-year-old arrives in Italy after UK High Court battle

UK hoping to bring in legislation forcing killers and paedophiles who refuse to help police to stay in jail for longerUK hoping to bring in legislation forcing killers and paedophiles who refuse to help police to stay in jail for longer

European nightjars more active during moonlit nights, research showsEuropean nightjars more active during moonlit nights, research shows

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scamFelicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam


Lifestyle

To instantly power up your look, veer towards the hard shoulder.Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Plums are a wonderful autumn fruit, useful for all sorts of recipes both sweet and savoury. In Ireland we are blessed with wonderfully sweet plums.Currabinny Cooks: Juicy plums work for both sweet and savoury dishes

The rise of home skincare devices doesn't mean that salons and clinics no longer serve a purpose.The Skin Nerd: Don’t try this at home — new treatments in the salon

Millions of gamers watched Fortnite reach breaking point on Sunday night, with ten seasons of mysterious storyline culminating in meteors hitting the island and everything disappearing.GameTech: End of beginning for Fortnite as Chapter 2 finally goes live

More From The Irish Examiner