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Garland Daycare Employs Woman Charged with Leaving Child in Trash

A woman who police said left her 7-year-old daughter "hiding" in a dumpster for more than 10 hours during the weekend works at a Garland day care center.

After learning that the North Garland Small Miracles Academy employed 28-year-old Alicia Carroll, many parents who leave their children at the day care told NBC 5 that they're concerned.

"It’s a little bit concerning," Brittany Jones said. "But she’s not here, so I know my kids are safe."

Some parents even decided to take their children home.

Tammera Goodson said Carroll has been her 4-year-old son's teacher for the last several months and she hasn't had any issues. Goodson said she was shocked to learn of the accusations against Carroll.

“She was very happy. She was a very sweet lady," she said. "You would never know that any of this was going on.”

The owner of the Small Miracles Academy told NBC 5 that he and other officials were still discussing the state of Carroll's employment. He declined to comment further.

Carroll remained in jail Tuesday morning on $25,000 bond.

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