Day care where boy in van for 9 hours has license revoked

Precious Jewels Daycare

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A Lexington day care where a 3-year-old boy was left in a van for more than nine hours has had its license revoked.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Beth Crace Fisher told the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) that the owner of the day care appealed an emergency suspension issued earlier this month but withdrew the appeal. After the owner withdrew the appeal, the license was revoked.

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Police said the boy was left in a van belonging to Precious Jewels School of Excellence day care until he was found at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 4. He showed signs of dehydration when taken to a doctor the next day but was otherwise unhurt.

The driver accused of leaving the boy in the van was charged Thursday with wanton endangerment.