Daycare is a serious decision that every parent must make. In fact, leaving your child with a stranger should be one of the hardest things to do. But once the daycare is chosen, parents think they have thought of everything that could possibly go wrong and they feel confident that it won’t happen…until the unimaginable happens.
Last month, Nigerian-born Jessica Tata, 22, left seven children unattended in a daycare home, Jackie’s Child Care in West Houston, Tx., to go to the store. There was an unattended pan of oil left on a hot electric stove burner. The place went up in a blaze and four of the seven children died in the fire. The other three lived with one in critical condition, but stable.
When she came back and saw what happened, she made up her mind to go back home to Nigeria, skipping her over $500,000 bond. She turned herself in on Saturday, her brother, Ron Tata, said she told him that she turned herself in because “it was the right thing to do.”
Read more here on this devastating tragedy.