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CPS worker may face punishment for accidentally locking child in hot car

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The window of the car was smashed open to rescue the child locked inside. (KRIS) The window of the car was smashed open to rescue the child locked inside. (KRIS)

Child Protective Services is deciding Tuesday whether or not to punish one of its employees for accidentally locking a child in a hot car.

The woman put the 18-month old foster child in a car, then accidentally dropped they keys inside. She ran into the CPS building on Greenwood and grabbed a detective, who smashed out a window and pull the boy out.

When paramedics arrived, the baby's body temperature was already near 100 degrees. They immediately put him in an air-conditioned SUV and soaked him with water.

The boy is reportedly doing okay and is currently with CPS.

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