3 year-old Cherokee County boy in hospital with 3rd degree burns
CHEROKEE COUNTY — A 3 year old boy is in the hospital after suffering third degree burns at his home in Cherokee County.
Authorities with Child Protective Services tell KETK, they received a call on October 7th that the boy had been injured, and was in the hospital with burns on his chest, arms and torso.
CPS arrived at the hospital and immediately took the boy and his 9 month old sibling into custody.
The 9 month old has been placed in a foster home.
The 3 year old boy is currently in a Dallas hospital undergoing treatment for his injuries. When he is released, he will join his sibling in foster care.
CPS and the Cherokee County Sheriffs Office are investigating the case for neglectful supervision.
They are looking into what happened, how the burns occurred, and who was responsible for the children's care at the time of the injuries.