Authorities in New York City are investigating a mass intoxication incident that claimed the life of a baby and nearly killed three others at a Bronx daycare Friday afternoon.
The four children, a 1-year-old boy who later died, two 2-year-old boys, and an 8-month-old girl were found unresponsive at Divino Nino on Morris Avenue in the Kingsbridge neighborhood at around 2:40 p.m.
First responders said that the tots may have consumed some kind of drugs, possibly fentanyl, nearly 90 minutes before they were found.
At least one of the children responded to Narcan at the scene and all were rushed to hospitals where a boy was declared dead.
A 73-year-old neighbor revealed that the daycare was run by a mother and daughter who live in the same building.
“It’s a legit daycare. It’s brand new. Just a few kids, mostly babies. They’re such decent people,” the neighbor said.
“I watched them fix the whole place up. It was beautiful, all according to city code. If I had a baby, I would send it there.”
City records showed that the daycare had just passed an annual unannounced inspection with no violations.