At a daycare center in Palmer Square, two women were charged after five 2-year-old toddlers were injured with a glue gun on Dec.1, according to the Chicago Police. A 32-year-old woman named Lizandra E. Cosme stands accused of burning three girls and two boys at the Children’s Learning Place located on 3129 W. Fullerton Ave. The extent of the children’s injuries and burns is not known. On Monday afternoon Cosme was ordered held without bail before Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. On Dec. 26 Cosme will be back in court.
Police say that Cosme is being charged with five felony counts of aggravated battery to a child. The second woman accused, a 27-year-old Susana D. Gonzalez, has been charged with five misdemeanor counts of causing the circumstances of endangering a child. According to Alissandra Calderón, the spokeswoman of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, another day care worker is investigating the allegations of abuse.