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KDHE suspends daycare

By The Mercury

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued an emergency order of suspension to Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road.

The department announced the suspension Tuesday. The action came about because of events that occurred on April 14.

The department received a complaint that Lesa Marie Heiman, the daycare’s operator, dropped an infant after the infant’s head hit a ceiling fan while Heiman held him above her head.

In the report, Heiman confirmed the infant hit the couch, and then fell to the floor after she dropped him when the fan struck his head.

The report said the infant fell off the couch while unattended in a separate incident on the same day.

The report said Heiman didn’t inform parents immediately after the first incident or seek medical attention for the infant.

Heiman has been charged with aggravated battery and child endangerment in the Riley County District Court.

State law allows the KDHE secretary to issue a suspension order when the secretary deems necessary to protect children in the home from any potential threat to health or safety.

The order is subject to appeal.

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