Three-year-old boy dead, day care van driver might face charges

  • Three-year-old boy dead, day care van driver might face charges

Three-year-old boy dead, day care van driver might face charges

Charles, 51, is facing aggravated manslaughter charges, Orlando police said. Police say St. Charles assumed all the children in the van had walked inside the facility, but did not do a headcount, according to the report.

- A Florida day care van driver remains jailed days after a child was found dead inside the vehicle at the end of a sweltering summer day.

A Florida day care worker has been charged in the death of a 3-year-old who died after he was allegedly left in a hot van for almost 12 hours, according to police.

However, when the other children were let out, Myles, who was sitting in the backseat, was left behind, the Orlando Sentinel reports. When he still hadn't returned by about 8 p.m., Myles' grandmother called police. It was unclear whether the employee locked the van after using it. Temperatures reached a high of 94-degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius) in Orlando on Monday. Thornton owns two facilities, and they have both been shut down pending a thorough investigation.

The department delivered an emergency suspension order to Thornton.

'I just started screaming and hollering, and crying and crying and crying, ' she said.

"Our hearts are broken about the senseless loss of Myles and we will continue to support his family", DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said in a prepared statement.

The boy was found hours after the other kids were taken from Little Miracles Academy #Day Care Center to another location, which was not identified.

"You picked that baby up, and it ain't like you had 10, 15, 20 of them in a van. I took care of all of my kids, I did what I could do to provide for them and teach them everyday", she added during a press conference.

The rule requires day care centers to maintain logs of the time children arrive, where they were supposed to be transported and what time they departed.

"This investigation could have been better", he said.

A spokesperson with the Orlando Police Department said that police did not expect to file any charges or make any arrests on Wednesday, but did not comment on future charges.

Stovall said his family is organizing a march for Myles on Saturday, to bring more awareness to this tragedy and in hopes that it never happens again. In 2016, 39 children died of heat stroke in the US after being left in cars, according to, which tracks hot vehicle deaths.

According to the police report, St. Charles stopped at one of the day care locations to drop off cleaning supplies and the children.