Toddler Falls to His Deαth From Roof of Daycare

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger

A two-year-old in Massachusetts fell to his deαth from the roof of the daycare entrusted with toddler falls from daycare roofhis care, according to published reports.

According to the Boston Globe, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson said the accident happened when the child went exploring. Jackson visited the daycare center seeking answers.

“Unfortunately, it sounds like the child was at some point left unattended,” Jackson said. “Sadly, part of our future is gone today.”

The mother of two-year-old Daylan Walker, Leonella Rivera, said she dropped the boy at the center before heading to work. The daycare texted her a picture of her happy son about 15 minutes before she received a call from police notifying her of his deαth.

Rivera was distraught and angry that her son could be left unattended long enough to go from the first floor to the fourth-floor roof, she told local television news reporters.

“He’s been going to that daycare for two weeks and a half. How a 2-year-old baby got out of her house on the first floor and reached the roof, how? This is not fair,” she said. “Nothing like that should be done to any mother. My son was just a baby, was just growing up. I want justice for my son, I want justice.”

Jackson said investigators believe Walker wandered out of his first floor daycare center and walked up four flights of stairs before pushing through a heavy door onto the roof, then falling off.

Jackson is demanding to know why the toddler was left alone and how he was able to push through the door, according to published reports.

“This is a nightmare,” the child’s grandmother, Lucrecia Rivera, 42, told the newspaper in Spanish through an interpreter. “My only grandson, the light of this house,” she said. “Where was I to save you from all these dangers? … I would have rather died myself instead of him.”

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at and can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.