Police: Sleeping Pills in Kid Cups at Daycare
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Police in California have arrested a daycare worker for allegedly putting sleeping pills into toddlers' drinks before a scheduled nap time. Officials say 59-year-old Deborah Gratz slipped in Sominex but none of the kids drank it. (March 14)

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SHOTLIST:KGO-TV - NO SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND/SAN JOSEMorgan Hill, Calif. - March 12 and 13, 20131. Various of day care exteriors2. Parents with children at day care3. SOUNDBITE: Sgt TROY HOEFLING/. Morgan Hill Police:"She's preparing water for them, and one of the other employees witnessed her putting something into this, the sippy cups, not all of them, some of them."4. SOUNDBITE: LETICIA ARAUJO/ NANNY: "I'm mad and sad I can't believe someone would do that, unexcusable"VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:AT THIS DAY CARE CENTER IN MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA ... A WORKER ALLEGEDLY SPIKED THE DRINKS OF TODDLERS ... WITH SLEEPING PILLS BEFORE A SCHEDULED NAP TIME.59-YEAR-OLD DEBORAH GRATZ WAS LATER ARRESTED ... ON CHILD ENDANGERMENT CHARGES.POLICE SAY GRATZ WAS FIRED AFTER A STRANGE INCIDENT WITH THE KIDS ...SOUNDBITE: Sgt TROY HOEFLING/. Morgan Hill Police:"She's preparing water for them, and one of the other employees witnessed her putting something into this, the sippy cups, not all of them, some of them."POLICE SAY IT WAS THE OVER-THE-COUNTER SLEEPING AID SOMINEX ... NONE OF THE CHILDREN DRANK FROM THE CUPS, BUT FOR THOSE WITH KIDS THERE ...SOUNDBITE: LETICIA ARAUJO/ NANNY: "I'm mad and sad I can't believe someone would do that, unexcusable"GRATZ WORKED AT THE KIDDIE ACADEMY FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS ... TAKING CARE OF KIDS 1- AND 2-YEARS OLD.LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS