Four daycare employees in Arkansas were fired after a child placed in their care was left in a hot van for hours and died. 5-year-old Christopher Gardner, Jr. died on Monday.
Ascent Children's Health CEO Dan Sullivan said the child would still be alive if the employees followed company policies and procedures. He met with the family of the child on Wednesday and offered to pay for the funeral expenses, according to WMC-TV.
"Justice still got to be done. It not done yet," grandmother Carrie Smith said. "They go home to they kids. My daughter can't come home to her son and I can't come home to my grandbaby because he gone."
Christopher's family said he had undergone two heart operations in his life and had been attending Ascent since he was a year old for help with developmental issues, according to NBC News. The Arkansas Department of Human Services is investigating. Police said that charges in the incident are possible.
Smith expressed gratitude towards Sullivan for offering to pay for the funeral but said the family doesn’t want that. She said she wants justice for her grandchild.
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