Sad: Eleven Starving Children Found in Home Being Taken Care of by 10 Year Old
I don't understand how any adults could allow this to happen.
Eleven children were hospitalized earlier this week after they all became mysteriously ill inside a Michigan home police said was filthy and covered in feces and food.
Warren Mayor Jim Fotus described the conditions at the Jewett Street home as 'horrific, repulsive and inhumane' saying the children, all under the age of 11, were eating cereal and feces off the floor when they became sick.
Three of the children were rushed to the hospital by an adult on Monday, police said. The other eight, who were being looked after by a 10-year-old child, were taken to the hospital later Mondayafter a little girl ran to a neighbor's house for help.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, one of the kids went to a neighbor's house and asked to use the phone saying her six-year-old brother was choking and couldn't breathe.The neighbor, Wanda Lee, said she's a nurse so she dialed 911 and then ran to the home to help while the little girl called her grandmother. Warren Police said when they arrived to the scene they discovered the horrid living conditions. Lee told the outlet that there were no adults at the home.'It's dangerous,' she said. 'It's scary.'Police said they discovered that the children were very ill, suffering from malnutrition and were grossly underweight. Authorities said the floor of the home was covered in cereal and feces.
Warren Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams said three of the children were taken to the hospital on Monday by an aunt after displaying a number of unexplained symptoms including vomiting, weakness and disorientation.
The other children were taken to the hospital for treatment by ambulances. All of the kids, except a three-month-old baby, have been released. Officials said the baby is in stable condition.
Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said investigators are trying to determine what made the children sick and believe it could have possibly been chemicals or feces that was found all over the inside of the home. -(Minyvonne Burke, Daily Mail)