Department of Human Services shuts down Hollidaysburg day care
HOLLIDAYSBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has issued an emergency removal order for a Hollidaysburg day care after a child wandered away from the facility last week.
The Department of Human Services issued the order against Hollidaysburg Child Development Center Wednesday and cited them for eight violations.
"The circumstances and violations set forth above constitute gross incompetence, negligence and/or misconduct in operating a facility and/or mistreatment or abuse of a child in care and are likely to constitute immediate and serious danger to the life or health of the children in care," said human services officials in a release.
Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio confirmed that his office and Hollidaysburg police are investigating the incident.
According to workers at Blair Street Service Center, they saw a young boy walking away from the back of the Hollidaysburg Child Development Center toward Rt. 22 last Wednesday.
The worker said he and another man got the child and brought him back to the facility.
Consiglio calls the case “very sensitive” and said it’s too early to determine if charges will be filed.
The Department of Human Services are informing parents of other available child care facilities in the area.