BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) — The owner of a Beaver County daycare is facing charges, accused of leaving a 6-month-old in her care alone in a parking lot.
Jackson’s Temple Christian Daycare used to operate out of a home on Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls, but no more. It’s been shut down.READ MORE: Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Beltzhoover After Victim Self-Transported To Hospital
The owner’s husband can’t understand why.
“I don’t think it’s fair,” said Henry Jackson. “We’ve been in business 14 years; we never did anything like this before. One of those incidents that happened; wasn’t nothing my wife was trying to do to hurt someone.”
The trouble came when owner, Shirley Jackson, was accused of leaving the 6-month-old baby inside an SUV in a Save-A-Lot in Beaver Falls.
Police say no one was watching the baby. A witness claims the child was alone for at least 20 minutes and was crying.
Even so, Jackson’s husband is defending the owner of the daycare center.READ MORE: COVID-19 And Memory Loss: Is There A Connection Between The Virus And A Loss Of Memory?
“She’d never hurt no kids, cause she loved kids,” he said. “And that’s why I don’t understand the whole situation. I don’t understand.”
Jackson is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
So for now, the state Department of Public Welfare has shut the daycare center down.
Shirley Jackson is headed to court.Pittsburgh Weather: Cooler Temperatures Start The First Full Day Of Fall