Daycare Workers Jessica Heyse, Kristen Lauletta, and Ashley Helenfbein Gave Gummy Bears Laced With Melatonin To 2-Year-Olds For Nappy Time....

Jessica Heyse, Kristen Lauletta, and Ashley Helenfbein

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three daycare workers have been charged with child endangerment, after they allegedly admitted giving gummy bears laced with Melatonin to a class of 2-year-olds to get them to calm down for nap time. Des Plaines Police said officers were called to the Kiddie Junction Daycare Center at 1619 E. Oakton St. on Friday afternoon. A manager there told police one of the teachers had been distributing gummy bears laced with melatonin to her class of 2-year-olds without the parents’ authorization. “Allegedly, this was done in an effort to calm them down before nap time,” Des Plaines Police said in a statement on Monday. Three teachers were taken into custody, and during questioning, they allegedly admitted to giving the children the laced gummy bears. Police said the women didn’t think what they did was inappropriate, because melatonin is an over-the-counter sleep aid. Source 

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