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Louisville childcare center under investigation after child dies

Kayfield Academy II had a sign on the door saying it is closed until further notice on Jan. 21...
Kayfield Academy II had a sign on the door saying it is closed until further notice on Jan. 21 after a child allegedly died after receiving care at the location.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 5:41 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An investigation is underway at an east Louisville childcare center after a child allegedly died there.

The death investigation is happening at Kayfield Academy II on Nelson Miller Parkway off of Old Henry Road, a Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson and Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokesperson confirmed.

Friday afternoon, the facility had a sign on the door saying it was closed until further notice.

An open records request from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services confirmed a 13-month-old suffered a medical emergency at the childcare facility on Dec. 16. Documents state the child stopped breathing and required CPR from staff and EMS.

The child was sent to the hospital and placed on life support, according to the report. The report, dated on Jan. 6, said the child continued on life support services at that time.

No information was provided on the child’s current condition or if the case is related to the death investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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