Second child found covered in bites after furious mom collects her from nursery
A second child has been discovered with bite marks on their body at a nursery in Arizona.
News of the first incident, which involved a child being bitten 25 times, broke in the UK yesterday.
Taking to Facebook, the second child's distraught mother, Rocio Umsted, shared pictures of her daughter, who appeared to have been bitten eight times at the Sunrise Preschool in Maricopa.
She wrote: "I was upset, and I get it, kids are going to be kids, but when I picked [sic] checked my daughter out she had about 8 bite marks all over her back…how can you justify this?
"We pay good money to get our children taken care of. Moral of the story please be careful [of] where you leave your children for daycare."
In response to the post, the nursery's president, Dana Vela issued a statement cited by Fox10 saying that the child "was injured by another child very quickly and while the caregiver was changing a diaper."
"The child responsible for the biting has now been expelled," she continued.
Pictured below is the first child who was affected by biting at a nursery. The child was subject to the 25 bites within the first five days of her attending Creative Beginnings Daycare in Tucson.
Her mother, Alice Bryant, filed a police report in February when the establishment failed to provide a satisfactory explanation as to how her child was so badly injured in their care. The department of health was also notified.
However, more than two months on, the department of health and the police are still investigating the incident.
Bryant has since complained about the lack of action taken by authorities on social media, writing: "No word and neither department contacted me with updates, and I signed up for victim notification. All of these bites happened in one day."
In an interview with Live5News, she said: "At first, I was like 'are those really bite marks?' And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying.
"There's over 25 plus, it’s hard to tell. Twenty-five would be the minimum that the police officer and I discussed. It's stomach-turning. It feels both angry and sad at the same time."