Wichita daycare owner arrested after child hurt

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Wichita home day care where a toddler was critically injured by a lawn mower is out of jail.

39-year-old Christina Hunt was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment. KFDI-FM reports she was released Friday on her own recognizance, pending the filing of any charges.

Police said an 18-month-old girl suffered a deep cut to her leg Thursday morning from a lawn mower being pushed by the day care’s owner. Five young children were playing in the backyard at the time.

Investigators have not said exactly how the accident happened. The girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition, then moved to a hospital in the Kansas City area.

The state has issued an emergency suspension of the day care’s license.

 

 

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