Published four:27 PM EDT Jul eleven, 2019
A Jacksonville, Florida lady was arrested Thursday and charged with a prison after recording a video of her daughter licking a tongue depressor and replacing it in a container at the All About Formative years and Households Clinical Center, in step with local knowledge sources. She is being held without bail.
Cori E. Ward, 30, was charged with “tampering a user product without regard for that that it is seemingly you’ll maybe mediate of demise or bodily spoil,” in step with Jacksonville penal complicated info. The crime is a prison in the state of Florida.
The video, posted on Ward’s non-public Snapchat story and later circulated on Facebook in step with WJAX-TV, exhibits her daughter licking the depressor and inserting it succor into a storage canister. A trace shown in the video reads: “Please don’t touch medical affords! Thanks!”
The video is captioned: “Don’t repeat me how to are dwelling my life.”
Ward apologized to WJAX-TV, announcing that she discarded the old depressor after the recording and that she was ignorant of the “licking” social media craze. She acknowledged she has bought demise threats for the video.
“I mean honestly, I wasn’t pondering,” she acknowledged to WJAX-TV.
The medical heart confirmed with WTLV-TV that Ward’s daughter was their affected person.
“We without delay eliminated all affords and container from the notify examination room and re-sanitized our complete facility,” wrote the guts to WTLV-TV. “Our inner investigation does no longer uncover any resulting dangers or harm to patients from this motion.”
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Ward is scheduled to seem in court docket Friday.
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