Mother says children got severe sunburns while at daycare

by: Brittany Jeffers Updated:

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  • Mother claims her children got dangerous sunburns when the day care she used took them to a splash pad
  • Children are being treated at Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas
  • Department of Human Services is investigating her claims
  • The day care center owner said the owner's lawyers told the owner not to comment

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Two Vinita boys are being treated at a Texas hospital for second- and third-degree burns their mother said they got at day care. 

She told FOX23 she dropped her sons, ages 5 and 7, at the Happiness is a Learning Center day care on Friday between 8:30 and 9 a.m. She said when she picked them up after 5 p.m., the kids told her they’d been at a splash pad all day without shirts on while they played.

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She said the kids developed severe sunburns, and when she took them to a hospital for treatment they were taken to the Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston with second- and third-degree burns.

The kids' grandfather was shaken up by the incident.

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FOX23 talked to the Department of Human Services, and it said it is investigating. Officials at the day care told FOX23 their lawyers told them not to give a statement.

The kids are expected to be in Texas for five more days.