A Texas mother took initiative when her 10-month-old son was discovered locked inside of a daycare by staffers overnight.`
Sharonda Ross says she dropped her son Jordan off Monday morning at Joann’s Day Care in northeast Houston and expected her husband to pick him up later that evening, reports the New York Daily News. When she realized he hadn’t, Ross and her spouse rushed to the daycare 45 minutes after they closed for the evening to hear her child crying inside the locked building.
Ross says she and her husband broke a window to save their baby. As for the staffers, they didn’t realize they left the child in the facility by himself. After a staffer gave Jordan a bath, she laid him down and cleaned up. Jordan fell asleep and she went home for the evening.
Owner Joann Davis says, “My closer, which was Tricia, left at 6:43; she got here at 6:45 so we figure it was a 2 or 3 minute lapse. My one mistake I know I made is I should have had a sign on the door in case of emergency call this number.”
“It was our mistake. I’m not saying it’s not,” owner Joann Davis told KTRK. “But the main thing is the baby’s okay, and I’m sorry as I can be.”
Ross says she’s livid about the incident.
“No parent should have to go through this, and yes, things happen but it’s still not acceptable,” said Ross. “It’s a sense of relief knowing that you can hear your child, you have a sense of where he’s at, but it’s just overwhelming, the initial not knowing.”
Davis said the staffer will not face any disciplinary action, but the parents have filed a report against the daycare.