A Chicago woman is in jail without bail after police arrested her reportedly using a hot glue gun as discipline on at least five children.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Lizandra E. Cosme, 32, former daycare worker at the Children’s Learning Place off of Fullerton Ave. in Chicago, allegedly burned three little girls and two little boys. She was arrested at her home on Sunday, off of of North Springfield Avenue. She’s charged with felony counts of aggravated battery to a child, according to police.
Susana D. Gonzalez, 27, another employee at the daycare, was also arrested. She’s facing misdemeanor charges of “causing the circumstances of endangering a child.” for allegedly standing by and not doing anything when she witnessed Cosme allegedly burning the kids.
CBS Chicago reports that both Cosme and Gonzalez were fired from their jobs, according to the daycare’s spokesperson.
“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,” Children’s Learning Place spokeswoman Lissa Druss Christman told the station via email.
It’s still unclear how badly the suspect injured the children. Authorities, along with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, are currently investigating.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Lizandra E. Cosme/Police Handout]