State investigating Sherman day care

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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- A Sherman day care is under investigation by the state for how they were punishing children. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services says someone made a complaint, but parents from the day care said they don't think any of it is true.

"I'm very disheartened by this situation," Shannon Brown said.

Brown has two kids that go to Liberty Christian Child Care in Sherman. She said she looked at every day care in the city before choosing this one.

"I struggle that anything bad could happen to them or the business because I would trust them with my kids any time," Brown said.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesperson Marissa Gonzalez said in an email: "Child Care Licensing is conducting an investigation at that daycare into, among other standards, possible minimum standards violations related to use of prohibited punishments."

But Stephanie Blake, who used to work at the day care and take her kids there, said standards were strongly enforced.

"They were such sticklers for the rules it actually got on my nerves many times because I felt like, oh we could be a little lenient, but they were like no, not with state," Blake said. "If there was an employee mishandling a child, they wouldn't stand for it."

The day care representatives declined to comment. The state said specific names and details are still confidential at this point.

The investigation started on Oct. 23 and Gonzalez said they typically take about 30 days to complete.

These two mothers said they're not worried at all.

"I would of course be shocked because I can't imagine that happening there," Blake said.

"There's no way that report is true, period," Brown said.

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