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Day Care Drugs Children With Benadryl

This Day Care Is Accused of Drugging Children to Make Them Sleep

If you thought the day care owner who locked a baby inside after closing time was an example of gross negligence then this next one is even more shocking.

An Oklahoma day care is under investigation after the county sheriff says the owner and her staff gave infants Benadryl to make them sleep. The medicine should never be given to infants, unless a doctor signs off on it. One of the seven tiny victims was 6-month-old Hendrix, whose mother said he would come home from the day care, barely keeping his eyes open and would just sleep.

The discovery would not have been made if a former employee had not contacted the Department of Human Services to report that the drugs were being administered. The county sheriff said he is recommending the Bryan County District Attorney's Office to file charges against day care owner Beverly Sue Stair as more and more employees come forward to confess that they were ordered to give Benadryl to the children.

"What she was doing was messing with our lives," said Hendrix's mother Leslee Meade. "Had something happened it would have changed everybody's life forever. It would have take something away that would never have been gotten back."

This day care is just the latest one to make headlines after a baby boy died in an unlicensed day care in New York City.

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