No Charges to be Filed in Child's Drowning at Vermont Day Care

Three-year-old Parker Berry wandered into a brook in February

A Vermont prosecutor says he will not file charges against a para-educator who was caring for a toddler who drowned at a Waterbury day care.

Three-year-old Parker Berry, of Hyde Park, wandered into a brook near the facility in February.

Police have said the boy was missing when the family came to pick him up at the Elephant in the Field day care.

He was found in the brook and died the next day.

Washington County State's Attorney Scott Williams said Thursday that after conducting interviews with Parker's family, staff, medical staff and others, he determined that there was insufficient basis for criminal charges against the para-educator.

He says due to ongoing investigations, including by the Department for Children and Families, his office would have no further comment.

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