Police investigating after child burned at daycare

- Police in Jackson are investing how a 2-year old girl was burned so badly at her daycare that she had to be rushed to the hospital for surgery.

The Jackson Police Chief said a teacher has been placed on administrative leave as they investigate how the young girl was burned, possibly from scalding water. She suffered third-degree burns on her hands.

WATCH: Parents talk about her injury

“I am guessing she is having flashbacks of what happened at the school,” said Caleano Ponce, the young girl’s father.

Caleana Ponce can say one word really well: Hot. It is the only clue her parents said she can give about what happened to her at McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council on Wednesday.

She now wears a protective sleeve over what her parents said are third-degree burns. They shared a picture of the two-year-old’s left hand which was pink, peeling and swollen. Caleana’s father said she made need additional surgeries and wound care.

The Executive Director of the McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council, Elaine Brown, said the school is cooperating with all agencies in the performance of their duties.

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