A troubled daycare facility faces a negligence lawsuit from a North Texas mother who claims the facility covered up injuries sustained by her toddler.
The suit, filed last Monday, stems from an alleged incident involving Selecious Ketter’s two-year-old son when he was enrolled at Dunkin Academy in Forney in March 2022.
Ketter claims that her son was standing on a floor mat when a Dunkin Academy employee “abruptly” pulled it out from beneath his feet. The child fell and hit his head on the tile, according to the lawsuit.
“A safe learning environment and peace of mind are what parents like Ms. Ketter pay for and expect,” reads the lawsuit. “Instead, Ms. Ketter’s worst nightmare became a reality when her son … suffered serious physical, emotional, and mental injuries because of the failures of Dunkin Academy.”
According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website, Dunkin Academy’s Forney location was the subject of two previous incident reports regarding classroom supervision and the alleged rough handling of a child.
The suit claims:
“Rather than adhering to the Texas minimum standards for childcare, providing immediate medical attention, and properly reporting and documenting the Incident and injuries, Dunkin Academy called Ms. Ketter and provided her false and inaccurate information about how the Incident occurred, and subsequently provided an incident report falsely recounting the manner in which the Incident occurred in order to cover up what really happened.”
The lawsuit is only the latest allegation against a daycare in North Texas.
As previously reported in The Dallas Express, four children attending Primrose School of Prosper were hospitalized after being exposed to THC last November, and an Irving facility was sued last year over allegations of physical abuse.
The Dallas Express reached out to Dunkin Academy and asked whether it conducted a background check on the employee who allegedly injured Ketter’s son and if that employee is still with the company.
No response was received by press time.