Lizandra Cosme, 32, was charged with five counts of aggravated battery to a child.
(The Chicago Police)
A former day care employee charged on Monday after they’d burned five toddlers with a hot glue gun while another assistant was laughing during the incident, the officials said.
Lizandra Cosme, 32, was arrested on Sunday and charged with five counts of aggravated battery to a child, the Chicago Tribune reported. They appeared in court on Monday and is being held without bail.
Cosme is accused of the burning of three girls and two boys, at the age of 2, on Dec. 1 during the work on the Children’s Learning Place in Chicago’s Logan Square. It is unclear how severe were the injuries.
Another woman, Susana Gonzalez, 27, was also arrested and charged with five counts of causing the circumstances of the endangering a child.
Prosecutors detailed in court a surveillance video where Cosme was seen squeezing out of the warm liquid on toddlers arms and hands. The 32-year-old was watching 16 kids at the time, WLS reported. Assistant in the room reportedly laughed as they stood and watched the incident.
“Each of the children that the victim winced, and some whined in the hot glue gun application,” prosecutors said in the court.
A mother reported the day care on burns, they are found on a child.
Lisa Druss Christman, spokeswoman for Children’s Learning Place, said two employees were fired after officials were informed about the alleged incident.
“The well-being of our students is of the utmost importance,” Christman said in the statement. “Upon learning of the alleged incident, we notified DCFS immediately terminated and two of our employees.”
Cosme is expected to return to court on Dec. 26.
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