Monday, October 1, 2007


Newborn Found with Pacifier Taped in Mouth, Nursery Shutdown

‘A 4-month-old boy was found in a darkened room at a day care center with a pacifier taped into his mouth, the Tennessee Department of Human Services announced Wednesday.

The department responded Tuesday to an anonymous complaint that a caregiver at Noah’s Ark Nursery and Preschool in Jefferson City was taping babies’ mouths shut.

Upon arrival, an investigator heard muffled whining from the bathroom and found the boy’s mouth covered with two pieces of two-inch-wide clear packing tape over a pacifier, department spokeswoman Michelle Mowery Johnson said.’

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