daycare children drugs

This is a parent’s worst nightmare! A daycare worker in Indiana has been arrested for drugging children who were left in her care. Stephanie Gribble was arrested last Friday after four children were hospitalized for suspected drug overdoses.

According to the IndyStar,”State officials said police reports indicate Gribble also was operating an illegal daycare at the time of the four children’s suspected overdoses. She had more than five unrelated children in her care, which is the limit under state law for an unlicensed facility.”

Clearly this woman is very sick. Reports show that, ”The four children who were hospitalized are from three different families, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report. Two of the children are 5 years old, police said, and others are a 2-year-old and an 11-month-old.”

What could have prompted her to drug those children is beyond me. Gribble has been in trouble with the law before, specifically for operating illegal daycares. According to the Huffington Post, “Court documents in 2011 show that Gribble had 13 kids in her care and she never got a license. She did it again in 2012. That time, she had 15 children but she still did not apply for a license.”

I wonder why these parents didn’t do a more thorough background check on Gribble? Either way, I hope their children make a speedy and full recovery and that Gribble is not allowed near a child ever again.