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Seven-Year Old Dies of Injuries from Accident at Day Care

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Seven-year old Jordan Arredondo died Sunday from his injuries after a TV fell on top of him at a local day care. The investigation into that incident will take about 30 days.

"Whenever our child care licensing division looks at a facility, they're going to look at all of the standards, and they're going to look at the compliance history before taking any action," said John Lennan of Child Protective Services.

It was Thursday when Jordan knocked over a TV on a stand at the Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery on Kinney Street. He suffered fatal injuries to his head.

According to family members, Jordan passed away Sunday afternoon. His body is being preserved so that his organs can be donated.

Some of the people that knew Jordan well -- the teachers and faculty at Menger Elementary -- spoke with Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell on Monday. Polite, caring, a young man who was also described as a straight-A student -- that is how Jordan's teachers are remembering him.

"Jordan was a great student. He was a straight-A student," said Maria Sarrio, Jordan's second-grade teacher. "One of my best memories of him was this biggest smile."

Monday was a tough day, not only for Jordan's classmates but also his teachers. Jordan was a second grader at Menger Elementary. His teachers showed 3News his last artwork assignment, which he created before Spring Break. They plan to frame it and present it to his parents.

"Every day after school, he would say 'Bye Ms. Sarrio. I'll see you tomorrow,'" Sarrio said. "He always gave me a big hug. I remember that Friday, he said 'Have a great Spring Break Ms. Sarrio.' He gave me the biggest hug ever. I said 'I'll see you next Monday. No, never mind. The following Monday.'"

School councilors were on hand Monday as students returned to class without their classmate. The school principal said the school is working on honoring Jordan by buying a memorial bench to put at the school; but again, this was a child who was well-liked by both his classmates and teachers, and he will be missed.
 
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