Preschool teacher Deborah Gratz has been arrested with child endangerment after allegedly drugging the young kids left in her care.
Last Friday, Gratz who works at Kiddie Academy reportedly used OTC sleeping pills to drug several kids in her class. A witness reported the incident to officials, after seeing Gratz deposit an unknown substance in the drinks of a few toddlers. After searching Gratz’s home, police found evidence to support the claim.
School officials then confronted Gratz who admitted to attempting to administer Sominex to a few kids. She was terminated immediately, and now faces child endangerment charges.
Academy spokeswoman Rose Chin claimed that no kids came in contact with the tainted cups, although police are investigating if this was an isolated incident.
The students in the preschool class range in ages between 1 and 2.