Second Child Sunburnt At School Day Camp

A Nelson County child's parents are outraged, after they say their little boy came home from a school's day camp with a severe sunburn.

Zachary Wethington's parents say he's blistered after a day at Bloomfield Elementary School's summer program. The Wethington's have complained to the school board. This is the second complaint of a child coming home from the camp sunburnt.

The parent's of Brandon Newton have also said their child was badly sunburned while playing at the school's day camp. Doctors told his mother the 2-year-old's injuries were so bad he suffered second-degree burns.

School officials say they're looking into the situation and working about ways to keep it from happening again.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2008 at 08:52 PM
    This is just like everything else. All it takes is one person to accuse something,and all the goonies come out of the woods!
  • by anf Location: Prestonsburg on Jun 17, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    "egg sucking,parasitic,deocrats"??? Can anyone decipher this code?
  • by citizen Location: KY on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:34 PM
    Fayette county and Scott county do not apply sunscreen. I can just imaging what type of charges some parents would bring up against a day care provider. IF a provider applies sunscreen, it would have to cover any exposed area(legs, arms, chests). The child would come home and could say a provider "touched me" and all heck would break loose. Sunburns happen even when sunblock IS applied. it just happens.
  • by JHR Location: Lexington on Jun 17, 2008 at 07:12 AM
    Here's a VERY novel thought: If they can't apply sunscreen (either by policy or too lazy or whatever) then why not KEEP THE KIDS INSIDE?! Or better yet, MAKE SURE THEY STAY IN THE SHADE?
  • by Bill on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:47 AM
    Law in Eastern Ky is used to inflect pain where possible.If they have friend on the court then no mater how little the offence, away to jail you go. Its a who you know state.There is no justice in Kentucky, and never will be,as long as these egg sucking,parasitic,deocrats run things.
  • by Lois Location: Tennessee on Jun 16, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    Okay this so called day camp should no better not to put sunscreen on a child.. If they are smart adults then they should have put sunblock on these children in the first place no matter if they were sent to the program with it or not. And even if the parents applied it to the child before he left for the program it doesnt last all day long.. The father in the other situation was arrested and he himself too should of had enough sense to put sunblock on the child whether it was playing outside or whatever. I have a two year old and when its warm outside I never let him play outside for long periods of time without sunblock on because he is so fair skined. Yes I got sunburnt a lot when I was a teenage and granted that I knew then what I know now then I would have put sunblock on myself. But the day care or summer camp or whatever it is should be prosecuted too just like the father was in the other situation. That shows you cant trust anyone with your children these days except yourself
  • by DISGUSTED MOM Location: OWINGSVILLE on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    The daycare isn't being held accountable because it was a school!!! I agree 100% that the father that was charged obviously cared about his son because he bought him a pool and was trying to do something good for his son. Sometimes common sense just doesn't prevail. This daycare (again - at a school)should be full of highly educated people. There should absolutely be some sort of protocol for outside activities. These people should know better.
  • by N Location: Central KY on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    Fayette Co & Scott Co will no apply (or re-apply) sunscreen to your child. If your child can not (will not) apply it to themselves you are out of luck. So if you apply suncreen to your child and send them to camp/school and they go out after lunch to (edited) because if they don't take the time required for your child to properly apply sunscreen to themselves then they will still get burned. I have 3 sons. 2 nephews. sure they have gotten burned... have I done it on purpose NO. Did I apply suncreen YES. Do things happen YES. Am I perfect... NOT EVEN CLOSE!! But I do apply & provide my kids (even one that aren't related) sunscreen!!!! But now no one will HELP my child with his sunscreen (I even bought the spray kind) SO tell me how does a dad who was just enjoying time with his son get arrested and the people you PAY to take care of your child NOTHING!!??????
  • by Amazed Location: Mount Sterling on Jun 16, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    Unbelievable. The way the news reads, this is the first time a kid has ever got sunburned. A father goes outside with his child, the child gets burned and he is charged with a crime. A day care facility lets the children under their watch get burned and "they're looking into the situation and working about ways to keep it from happening again." Give me a break. All that aside, if every parent who let their child get sunburned got charged with a crime, where would we be? Once again, it's someone with judicial power (pay attention prosecuting attorneys) who think they know what's best, who, under the guise of "we are protecting the welfare of the kids", have little regard for the distress and burden idiotic charges like this place on families. My dad told me once, son, you are only born with so many bullets. Once you use them all up, you don't get anymore. You can't fight every battle. Moral of the story? Choose your battles wisely. Problem is, anymore, everything is a battle.
  • by me Location: ky on Jun 16, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    people pay big bucks to daycares for their kids to be watched and DAYCARES are not doing their job very good so i think they should close this daycare if it were my child you bet i would get the best lawyer and shut their doors..

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