Police: Day care worker in Chicago burned 5 toddlers with hot glue gun

CHICAGO — A Chicago day care worker has been charged after allegedly burning five toddlers with a hot glue gun, according to WGN.

Police arrested 32-year-old Lizandra Cosme at her home in Humboldt Park Sunday afternoon.

She faces five felony counts of aggravated battery to a child after the alleged December 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.”

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