Infant girl dies at unlicensed day care at Army housing in Hawaii

A GoFundMe page was set up Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, for a 7-month-old who died Sunday at an unlicensed day care at Aliamanu Military Reservation in Honolulu, Hawaii. (VIA GOFUNDME)
A GoFundMe page was set up Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, for a 7-month-old who died Sunday at an unlicensed day care at Aliamanu Military Reservation in Honolulu, Hawaii. (VIA GOFUNDME)

Infant girl dies at unlicensed day care at Army housing in Hawaii

by Wyatt Olson
Stars and Stripes

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — Katie Camario didn’t want to involve herself in the unlicensed day care in the house next to hers at Aliamanu Military Reservation in Honolulu, but her growing fear that something terrible could happen to a child there pulled her in. On Sunday, a 7-month-old girl died in the day care.

She and her Air Force husband had moved into the Army-managed housing in October 2017, and Camario quickly noticed the hubbub of children playing in her next-door neighbor’s back yard.

In the weeks to come Camario said she saw disturbing scenes of wailing, unattended children — most appearing to be less than 5 years old. She said she saw children chasing each other with large sticks, a screaming child’s head caught in playground equipment and, on one occasion, a toddler sticking a barbecue butane lighter in his mouth.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.570537

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