BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) – There was quite a scare at a Boynton Beach daycare center Wednesday after a man got into the building and said God told him to take the kids.
According to WPEC, parents were dropping their kids off at the Learning Experience daycare center around 7:00 a.m. when they said a man managed to get inside the building where the children get dropped off.READ MORE: South Florida’s international airports expecting major increase in Memorial Day weekend travel
According to parents and day care employees, the man said “God sent me here” and then he told parents “God sent me here to take the children.”READ MORE: South Florida mom charged after baby left in bathtub dies while she went to get her nails done
Parents told WPEC the man first tried to get into a backyard gated area where there’s a playground but then managed to get into the building through an always locked front door by another parent who let him into the building.
Employees called 911. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies took the man into custody. They said he’s being held under the Baker Act for a mental evaluation.MORE NEWS: South Florida cruise ship employee charged with sex with minor
No weapon was involved and none of the children were hurt, but parents are questioning the safety of the daycare.