Police Request License Review For Walpole Home for Little Wanderers

WALPOLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Walpole’s Chief of Police has called on the State Department of Early Education and Care to take corrective action against the Home for Little Wanderers in Walpole.

The Home cares for children who have suffered traumatic stress and now have behavioral and emotional problems.

In letter to the EEC, Police Chief John Carmichael admitted the timing isn’t the best, but he said the situation at Walpole’s Home for Little Wanderers has gotten so out of hand, it’s time to take corrective action.

Chief Carmichael said police have been called to the Home more than 200 times this year for run-always, assaults, and emotional disturbances, with some kids even jumping out of second floor windows.

He said no one shows more compassion for the kids there than the Walpole police, but it’s time for the EEC to review the home’s license.

Neither side would go on tape with WBZ NewsRadio, but the Home for Little Wanderers sent a statement that said they’re committed to continuing to provide the high-quality care and safe environment that the children they serve so desperately need.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: Suzanne Sausville/Twitter)

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