Parents suing La Petite Academy over death of 4-month-old son

Micah Colin McMullen

(WIAT) — The parents of 4-month-old Micah McMullen are suing La Petite Academy for negligence and wrongful death after their son was found unresponsive in his crib at the daycare.

Priscilla Kimball, Director of the La Petite Academy in Brookwood, and LaKesha Glass, the worker who was reportedly in charge of caring for the infant at the time of the incident, are both named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Three complaints have been filed against La Petite Academy between 2012-2015. Two, filed in February of 2012, pertained to the lack of freedom of movement and staff-child ratio. They were investigated weeks later by DHR.

The third complaint was received in 2013 and stemmed from concerns over the lack of supervision. This complaint was also investigated by DHR.

The McMullen’s were reportedly unaware of these complaints before enrolling their son in La Petite Academy’s daycare. Since Micah McMullen’s death, DHR has placed La Petite Academy on probation for six months.

This case is still under investigation. We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2016 WIAT CBS 42

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