Bruise on face leads to four children being placed in protective custody

11/27/2012 12:13 PM

11/27/2012 3:54 PM

Four young children were placed in protective custody Monday following an investigation that began after a Wichita elementary school principal noticed a bruise on a student’s face, police said.

The principal noticed the bruise on the child’s face Monday afternoon, Lt. Doug Nolte said. When she questioned the girl about how she was hurt, she gave conflicting stories.

The principal asked the girl’s brother, who is also a student at the school, and he said their mother hit the girl in the face with a belt, according to a police report on the incident.

Police were sent to the home of the children, where officers said they found substandard living conditions and placed the four children who live there in protective custody. The children are girls ages 5 and 6 and boys ages 4 and 7.

The Exploited and Missing Child Unit has been called in to investigate the case, Nolte said. No arrests have been made.

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