Negaan’abik Day Care still under investigation

AUNDECK OMNI KANING—The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service is continuing to investigate a report of assault at the Negaan’abik Day Care in Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK).

“There have been no charges laid,” UCCM Sergeant Brad Mack told The Expositor. “The investigation is still ongoing.”

Sergeant Mack said that the UCCM Police is continuing to interview individuals as part of the ongoing investigation and has an upcoming meeting with parents of children who attend the AOK daycare.

As The Expositor previously reported, a report was made on April 10 to the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service claiming incident(s) of assault at the Negaan’abik Day Care.

The Expositor contacted the Ministry of Education, which oversees registered daycares.

“As there is an ongoing police investigation, it would be inappropriate for the ministry to provide details about this specific situation,” said Ministry of Education Communications Representative Gary Wheller. “The ministry assesses compliance with licencing requirements and follows up on serious occurrences and complaints about licenced child care programs. We also work with operators and communities to encourage the development of quality programs and support operators to achieve and maintain compliance.”

As of press time Monday, the day care remains open.