Parents Told Bear Daycare Teacher In Custody After Infant’s Death


The Delaware State Police have arrested a Bear daycare teacher after an infant’s death, according to a message sent to parents on Thursday.

The message, sent to parents of children that attend the Little People Child Development Cente in Bear, stated that a 19-year-old teacher at the facility was arrested.

Police have released few details surrounding the incident, however, First State Update has learned that families were told that the woman that was arrested is the infant’s teacher.

Court records show that woman named in the message to parents was taken into custody at the  Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution at 1:22 Friday morning.

The incident began at 10:34 Thursday morning, September 5, 2019, when rescue crews responded to the daycare facility for reports that a child was receiving CPR.

Sources tell First State Update that the child was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Police released the following statement regarding the incident.

“Bear – The Delaware State Police are conducting an investigation into the death of an infant that occurred at approximately 10:35 a.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Little People Child Development Center, located at 3843 Wrangle Hill Rd., Bear.

As a result of this investigation, the Office of Childcare Licensing has suspended the license of the center indefinitely.

This is an active and ongoing investigation with further details being released as they become available.”

This is a developing story.

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