Mom discovers 25 bite marks on baby daughter after picking her up from daycare
A mother was horrified to discover that her 15-month-old daughter had been left with 25 bite marks on her back following an incident at her preschool.
Alice Martin, from Arizona, says that the incident occurred just five days after she signed her toddler, Rosalyn, up for daycare at the Creative Beginnings Daycare in Tucson.
She is now accusing the preschool of negligence having reported what should have been an avoidable ordeal to the police and the Department of Health.
"It's stomach-turning," Martin told KOLD News 13. "It feels both angry and sad at the same time. At first, I was like 'are those really bite marks?' And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying."
"The fact they didn't notify me even when I picked her up is just astounding. I know that a child getting bitten that many times would be crying and very upset. You always want to protect your children and I feel like that didn't happen. I feel like I left her with someone that didn't look out for her at all."
Martin has since shared photos of the very sore-looking bite marks on Facebook which as of this writing have received over 11,000 shares, and have been inundated with comments from outraged internet users.
Martin was told by an investigating officer that the bite marks, which had been inflicted on Rosalyn back in February, were most likely caused by another child. No arrests have yet been made.
Creative Beginnings Daycare have not released a statement addressing the incident and a spokesperson for the Department of Health said they were not able to comment on ongoing investigations, the Daily Mail reports.
"The fact that nobody intervened in how many minutes, maybe they were left alone, maybe they disregarded the cries, I don't know, but it takes some time to do that kind of biting and my daughter would have been very upset," Martin added.