A Chicago day care worker has been charged after allegedly burning five toddlers with a hot glue gun.
Police arrested 32-year-old Lizandra Cosme at her home in Humboldt Park Sunday afternoon, according to KTLA sister station WGN in Chicago.
She faces five felony counts of aggravated battery to a child after the alleged Dec. 1 incident at Children’s Learning Place, located in the Logan Square area.
Investigators say the children involved, two boys and three girls, are all 2 years old. The extent of any injuries is not yet known.
A second worker faces misdemeanor charges for not stopping the abuse, authorities say.
Children's learning place spokeswoman Lissa Druss Christman emailed this statement to WBBM:
“The well being of our students is paramount. Upon learning of the alleged incident, we notified DCFS immediately and terminated two of our employees. We are currently working with investigators.”