POLICE: Texas high school student arrested for scalding baby

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – A 17 year old Nacogdoches High School student has been arrested and charged with Injury to a Child in connection with the burning of a 12 day old female infant this summer.

Kendrick Tarver, 17, of Nacogdoches was arrested Thursday at Nacogdoches High School on a grand jury indictment warrant for an incident that occurred on July 27.  According to police reports, the female child was taken to a Nacogdoches hospital emergency room around 9:30 on that Wednesday morning then transferred by helicopter to a Galveston hospital.  The report stated the child was suffering from serious hot water burns.  The person who reported the injury said they were giving the child a bath when she suffered the burns.

Nacogdoches Police and Child Protective Services investigated the case.

In August, a Nacogdoches County Grand Jury found Tarver "did then and there recklessly cause serious bodily injury to (child), a child 14 years of age or younger, by placing her in scalding hot water."

Tarver is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

KTRE's Donna McCollum will have more on this story tonight on the East Texas News and updates here at ktre.com.

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