Bradenton day care death ruled to be SIDS

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Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014 11:58 am

BRADENTON, Fla. – In a follow-up on a story we first told you about in January, the Florida Department of Children and Families is reporting what caused an infant to die at a day care center in Bradenton.

The 4-month-old died in January at the Children's Academy of Southwest Florida.

The medical examiner has determined that the infant died of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The report states a day care worker improperly placed the infant in a crib on her stomach rather than her back.

DCF says day care workers should know to place children on their backs to prevent SIDS, but how the child was placed has not been cited as a contributing factor in her death.

The Children's Academy remains closed after DCF denied the renewal of their license. An investigation found that -- among other things -- a teacher had tested positive for drugs.

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