Toddler dies in fall from top of Dorchester apartment building

UPDATE: WHDH reports the boy, 2, has died.

Police are at 131 Columbia Rd. Dan Hausle at WHDH reports the child's condition is "not good." Ken MacLeod at WBZ reports investigators are looking at whether the boy fell from the roof or a fourth-floor window.

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    Dear Lord

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    These stories are some of the most troubling. I don't have children but have cared for countless rambunctious babies/tots. Not making excuses but all it takes is a sec of not minding them/being vigilant and disaster can strike. May the baby be ok.

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    RIP

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    May God keep you baby.

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    How does a 2 year old wander

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    How does a 2 year old wander away from daycare on the first floor and wind up falling off a roof? Smells mighty fishy to me.

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    Climbing several flights of

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    Climbing several flights of stairs and opening heavy doors with self closing mechanisms on them? On older child sure, maybe, but a 2 year old?

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    You might be surprised

    If it was a heavy door, maybe that would be a barrier. If it were propped or otherwise not doing its job, maybe not.

    I learned quickly as a young mom to never underestimate what mine could get up to and how quickly! Before he was two, one of mine climbed out of a shopping cart and bolted, hit the button for the wheelchair entrance, and nearly made it into the parking lot before I could catch him. It was brute force childproofing, a harness for parking lots and open spaces, and door alarms for us.

    A friend of mine's kid liberated his daycare a couple of times before they got wise to his door opening super powers. Believe me, toddlers can have vastly more ability than they have good sense.

    A child care place should know this, though! Certainly one place that should be able to contain primate inmates.

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    Someone's never been around 2 year olds

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    First, toddlers for some reason love to climb stairs. I don't know why older people (meaning middle aged, not senior citizens) hate climbing stairs, but a 2 year old would love it.

    Second, little Waquiot, Jr., loves, when he gets to the top or bottom of a set of stairs, opening or shutting gates (this includes the gates at the street) and he is a delayed 18 month old kid.

    Third, there are toddlers out there who can figure out how to unlock doors. Waquiot Jr. has a classmate who, at the age of 1, used to unlock the gates at daycare. Boy that kid is smart, though in some ways I'm glad Jr. isn't as smart.

    My heart goes out to anyone associated with the child. It's a nightmare patents have come true.

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    Fishy

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    like the docks in Hull!

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    This is freaking absord we

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    This is freaking absord we need justice for the responsibility day care has to take and the parents of this child also needs justice..godbless his family.

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    JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED

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    it pisses me off that this baby made it up 4 flights of stairs and no one noticed. What stuns me is that if the police had not received a call that there was a baby that fell -- At what time were they going to notice this baby was dead on the side of the building. This story really pisses me off at the lack of attention being paid to our children, kids are suppose to be safe at daycare not being murdered. If you ask me that boy was murdered and someone needs to pay. Neglect is murder in this case. And why wasnt he dressed. ????? questions that needs to be answered. RIP to that lil boy who never had a chance because the people his mom trusted failed to do their job and no the boy is gone. JUSTICE needs to be served

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    RIP young one

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    Wow to lose a child... kids need to be safe in every environment. He was NOT prtotected. It's sad that grown people can't take the job of protecting kids more serious. They need to be held responsible.

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