Saturday, August 25, 2007
Asst. Principal leaves her own baby in SUV to die
A 2 year old little girl was found dead locked inside a SUV yesterday. The little girl was left in the SUV for approx. 8 hours. The Clermont County Cornoner has said the cause of death was systemic hyperthermia, or heat-related causes.
With temperatures in the 90 - 95 degree range it is estimated temperatures in the vehicle easily reached over 100 degrees. It was reported that the heat caused the babies skin to blister.
When notified, the babies mother ran out and cradled the dead 2 yr old in her arms.
Everyone is probably thinking the women was a young girl, maybe in a bar, tanning, shopping with her friends, etc... and forgot the baby in the car, right? As I was reading the story, that's what I was thinking.
Nope, this lady was 40 yrs old. The lady, Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, left the baby in her car, with the windows up, when she reported to work for a series of meetings.
Where did she work? She is an assistant principal at Glen Este Middle School, in Batavia, Ohio.
The Clermont County prosecutor stated it looks like an accident and a decision on if the women should be charged will be made when the police investigation is done. The superintendent of West Clermont School District, Gary Brooks, said "Nesselroad-Slaby is a kind and caring person who does a great job as assistant principal."
Is this a tragedy? Hell Yes! Is it an accident? Hell No! It is ignorance and negligence!
Should this women receive pity and special treatment because of her age and job? Hell NO!
I believe with her position as an educator and care taker of children, she should be held to a higher standard! I believe the school district should relieve her of all duties immediately and start the process for her termination.
Why termination? Would you want it to be your kid next time she "accidentally" uses poor judgement? If a person is able to "forget" their own child, allowing them to bake in a SUV, should they be entrusted with a school full of children?
As for the Clermont County Prosecutor Don White, well he's just an idiot! I wonder if he would think this was an accident if the person were a single mom, or a young mother or father.
Is there any difference between leaving your child locked in a car, on a 90 degree plus day, in a bar parking lot or your job parking lot?
Some may think I am being cold hearted about this. But this lady, by her negligence, effected the death of her child. Not a quick death, but a slow, painful blistering death to her own helpless child!