An Arizona mother was shocked when her 15-month-old daughter returned from daycare with at least 25 bite marks on her back and she claims nobody has done anything about it.

Former Marine Alice Martin says she found the injuries after picking up her toddler Rosalynn from Creative Beginnings Preschool in Tucson but she still doesn’t know what happened. She warned fellow parents against the daycare, sharing how appalled she was at how her case against the preschool – which is part of an international organization and accredited by the state – has been handled.

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‘I filed a police report for negligence and notified the Department of Health who handles daycare accreditation, the case is still under investigation,’ she explained in a Sunday Facebook post. ‘Neither department contacted me with updates, and I signed up for victim notification. They did not even call when it occurred, or notified me when I picked her up after work. All of these bites happened in one day.’

‘It’s stomach-turning. I feel both angry and sad at the same time,’ she said. ‘At first, I was like “are those really bite marks?” And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying.’

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The Tucson Police Department Officer Raymond Smith said the bites seem to be from another child and that the TPD Child Physical Abuse Unit has been investigating. No charges or arrests had been made by Monday and the preschool would not make a statement.