Bail Denied For Woman Accused Of Burning 5 Toddlers With Hot Glue Gun At Daycare Center

Two women face charges of burning kids with a glue gun.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Two women are facing charges related to an incident in which toddlers were hurt with a glue gun. According to the Chicago Tribune, the women are being accused after five 2-year-old children were injured with a hot glue gun a daycare center in Chicago.

Lizandra E. Cosme, 32, was accused of burning three girls and two boys at the Children’s Learning Place.

The daycare center issued a statement sharing that the women have been terminated. "The well being of our students is paramount,’’ said Lissa Druss Christman in the statement. "Upon learning of the alleged incident, we notified DCFS immediately and terminated two of our employees.’’

As WGN9 reports, Cosme, seen above, was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated battery to a child Monday. Susana D. Gonzalez, 27, was charged with a misdemeanor for witnessing the acts but not reporting or stopping them from occurring.

The incidents were allegedly caught on video as well and show Cosme putting glue on the kids' arms. An assistant, presumably Gonzalez, is seen laughing on tape. "Each of the child victims winced and some whined at the hot glue gun application," a prosecutor said. The prosecutor added that Cosme tried to apply neosporin to one of the kids' arms. 

The extent of the injuries is not known. It's also not clear what possibly motivated the alleged attacks. Prosecutors say that Cosme brought the glue gun to the daycare as part of a Christmas project. She had 16 children under her watch.

Cosme is being held without bail. She is slated to return back to court on Dec. 26.

[Photo: Chicago Police]










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