JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Department of Children and Families intends to revoke the license of Northside day care facility after employees took dozens of children on what authorities consider a dangerous ride during a field trip.
DCF spokesman John Harrell said 38 children from Kids Creation Child Care on Soutel were stuffed into a van that only seats 15 as they returned to the center after a visit to Chuck E. Cheese’s by Regency Square.
“This is a van that could seat 15 children comfortably, or at least sufficiently, but instead you have 38 children stuffed in that van,” Harrell said.
Harrell said the children, who are between the ages of 1 and 4, were sitting on other children's laps, some were sitting on the floor between the seats and others were standing in the van.
An employee at the kid-friendly restaurant, who saw the children piling into the van, called police.
Police ordered the day care to get a second van to transport the children. When it arrived, they found that neither driver was properly licensed. One driver only had a learner's permit and one had a criminal history. Source.
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