SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after, officials said, staff members at a South Florida preschool found burns on the back of a toddler who had been dropped off, Wednesday morning.
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the young victim arrived at Christ the King Preschool, located at 16000 S.W. 112th Ave., in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Staffers noticed the child appeared to be in pain, and that’s when they discovered the burns on the student’s back.
A parent leaving the school told 7News the child is a 3-year-old girl who had been dropped off by a family member.
“I think it’s heartbreaking that something like that happened,” said one parent.
Officials have not specified how severe the burns are, but staffers did call Miami-Dade Fire Rescue upon discovering them.
Paramedics transported the child to Kendall Regional Medical Center for treatment.
School officials declined to comment on the discovery, but the media coordinator with the Archdiocese of Miami released a statement that read in part, “We can confirm a child arrived at Christ the King Preschool this morning with an injury. The police were immediately notified, as well as the Department of Children and Families.”
A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children and Family confirmed that they are investigating this case.
Miami-Dade Police have not yet released further details about the kind of burns found on the child or how they got there.
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