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Criminal investigation underway after children left alone at Calgary day home: police

Police are investigating after a group of children were allegedly left alone in a Calgary day home Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.
Police are investigating after a group of children were allegedly left alone in a Calgary day home Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police have launched a criminal investigation after children were left at a day home in the city on Thursday.

Police originally said Friday that no charges were laid, but later clarified an investigation was underway.

The Calgary Police Service Child at Risk Unit was called to investigate after a group of children was left alone in a day home Thursday.

Police said they received a call at around 1 p.m. during which someone told them one of the children went to a neighbour’s home.

Police said Friday that five children between the ages of one and five were left in the home.

According to police, the families of the children were called and told to come and get their kids.

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On Friday, the CPS said the operator left the children in the home “briefly” but didn’t expand on why.

The Child at Risk Unit determined there were no injuries to any of the children.

Global News reached out the operator of the dayhome, who declined to comment.