An Arizona mother was horrified to find more than 25 bite marks on her 15-month-old daughter's back after picking her up from preschool.
It is a sight no parent wants to see. Alicia Martin, also known as Alice Bryant on social media, picked up her daughter, Rosalynn, from Creative Beginnings Preschool in Arizona to find a multitude of bites covering her young child's back.
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Alicia and her husband, both former Marines, picked the childcare facility because of its convenient location. She said the facility was accredited by the state as it was situated close to work and the University of Arizona, where Alicia is currently studying.
Alicia told CBS News that none of the kindergarten staff mentioned the bite marks.
"At first, I was like are those really bite marks? And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying.
"There's over 25 plus, it's hard to tell.
"The fact that they didn't notify me even when I picked her up is just astounding."
Rosalynn was only at the day-care for five days.
Alicia filed a report with Tucson Police. Authorities believe the bites were inflicted by another child.
The case was handed over to the Child Physical Abuse Unit, CBS reports.
"Do I know what happened? No, but I know that a child getting bitten that many times would be crying and very upset," Alicia said.
According to CBS, the latest report on Creative Beginnings Preschool shows a NATS Paper was filed in July last year through the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The kindergarten was issued 10 citations, including staff not keeping track of the number of children in a room and kids not being signed in and out correctly.
Alicia told CBS: "The fact that nobody intervened in how many minutes, maybe they were left alone, maybe they just disregarded the cries, I don't know. But it takes some time to do that kind of biting and my daughter would have been very upset."