Published: Wed, December 20, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

2 women charged after 5 toddlers injured with hot glue at daycare

2 women charged after 5 toddlers injured with hot glue at daycare

Cosme allegedly "caused injury" to the five 2-year-old children - three girls and two boys - on December 1 at the Children's Learning Place in the 3100-block of West Fullerton, authorities said.

Today in "people arrested for the unthinkable" a woman was charged with five felony counts of burning toddlers at the daycare center where she worked with a hot glue gun. Lizandra Cosme, 32-years-old, worked at the Children's Learning Place at 3129 W Fullerton Ave in Logan Square. In an email, day-care spokeswoman Lissa Druss Christman said: "The well-being of our students is paramount".

A second worker faces misdemeanor charges for not stopping the abuse, authorities say. Upon learning of the alleged incident, we notified DCFS immediately and terminated two of our employees. The extent of their injuries was unknown.

Prosecutors detailed in court a surveillance video where Cosme was seen squeezing out the hot liquid on the toddlers' arms and hands.

Cosme was ordered held without bail at a bond hearing Monday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.

Cosme's defense attorney claims she simply "screwed up" and had no malicious intent, citing her 12 years working with children.

Another day care worker, Susana Gonzalez, 27, was also charged after she was accused of laughing as she watched the incident unfold.

According to KMBC, Cosme brought a hot glue gun to the daycare to work on a Christmas project. She's due back in court December 26.

A mother notified the day care about burns she found on a child.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said it also was investigating the case.

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