According to WFAA.com, a grandmother in South Oak Cliff found her grandson locked in a daycare van on Monday evening after she searched for hours for the tot. He was supposed to have been dropped off by his daycare at her home.
The Tom Thumb Nursery School and Day Care was supposed to deliver her grandson, three year old Ronnie Ross, to her home at around 6:00 p.m. After the van failed to show up, she called the daycare but received no answer. Her daughter, Amber Ross, was told to come home from work and they all showed up at the daycare center at 9:00 p.m. and found the lights out and the doors locked.
As they walked the property, family members called out for Ronnie and they heard him cry out. He was locked inside the daycare which was itself locked behind a security cage. Rescuers and Ronnie’s family were able to convince the boy to unlock the van and free himself. Police said that he was ok and probably spent 3 hours in the van.
The DPD said that the investigation will be turned over to a child abuse detective and officers will be filing child abandonment charges against the daycare facility on Monday night.
So what do you guys think? Is this a clear case of daycare abuse or simply an accident?