The parents of 6-year-old Xavier Lovinggood have accused a Warner Robins day care facility of leaving the boy in a hot van Wednesday.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when the child returned to Stepping Stones II Early Development Center from a field trip, according to a report filed with the Warner Robins Police Department.
The 6-year-old was in the van for about 20 minutes before honking a horn to alert an employee, who removed him from the van, his mother, Angela Lovinggood, told officers taking the report.
The day care center contacted the mother, who took her son to the emergency room at Houston Medical Center. She told police that her son's face was flushed and he complained of a headache.
In a prepared statement, Tina Scott, director of the day care center, acknowledged the incident.
"Stepping Stones is investigating the incident fully and initiated said investigation immediately after the incident occurred," Scott said in the statement. "Stepping Stones will take all appropriate remedial measures to ensure that such an event never occurs again."
The boy's mother, contacted by The Telegraph, said she was advised by her attorney not to speak to the media.