|3 ND Teachers Suspended After Child Left in Cold|
|The Associated Press||Apr 2, 2013, 7:28 PM|
Three teachers at a North Dakota YMCA have been suspended amid allegations they made a 4-year-old-boy stand outside in the cold as punishment.
KVLY-TV says a parent spotted the child outside the Y Learning Center without a coat Monday morning in Fargo. The boy allegedly told the parent he was being punished. The parent called police.
YMCA staff say it's policy for children to go outside to play every day except in extreme winter conditions. Temperatures were in the mid-teens Monday morning.
YMCA President Paul Finstad says that the teachers were having difficulty getting the child to wear his outdoor apparel, so they took the child and his clothes outside and "had him stand on his snowsuit." He says it wasn't proper procedure.
Information from: KVLY-TV, http://www.valleynewslive.tv