- Associated Press - Monday, April 29, 2019

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - Officials at a Maricopa daycare facility are apologizing after a toddler bit another toddler multiple times.

Dana Vela, president of Sunrise Preschools, released a statement Monday saying they are “truly sorry” for last week’s “heartbreaking” incident that left a 15-month-old girl with eight bites and bruising on her back.

Rylee Umstead and Rocio Enriquez, the girl’s parents, told KPHO-TV they don’t understand how the other child was able to inflict so much damage while under a teacher’s supervision.

Vela says the caregiver, who was changing a diaper at the time the incident occurred, has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

The child who was shown on surveillance video doing the biting has been expelled.



Vela says the facility is reviewing its procedures and will cooperate with any investigation.

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