Fla. Toddler Bitten More Than a Dozen Times at Day Care

Fla. Toddler Bitten More Than a Dozen Times at Day Care
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The Associated Press

Amanda Beebe rushed to the day care center where she left her 18-month-old and became hysterical. Her boy’s body was covered with more than a dozen bite marks. His face, limbs and back were swollen and raw.

Who bit her boy? Where were the adults? How could this happen at a day care?

“It looked like he'd been mauled by an animal,” Beebe told The Associated Press on Wednesday. But the doctor at the hospital told Beebe that by the look of the marks, her son had been bitten by another child.

She doesn’t blame the other child — she blames the adults. She chose this day care because it was one of the few she could afford, and it had cameras. They allowed her to watch a recording, but because of the angle, she couldn’t see her son being bitten, only that there appeared to be no adult in the room for about 20 minutes as her son came into view, crying.

Her son received antibiotics and he’s on the mend, she said.

“I’m just grateful it’s not worse,” she said.“ I’m trying to look at the bright side.”