The scene at the World Tots L.A. daycare center in San Pedro last week was straight out of a teacher’s nightmare.
Obscenities were scribbled in chalk on the walls. Ink toner was sprayed everywhere and into filing cabinets. The fire extinguishers were discharged. Furniture, open bottles of baby formula, broken mirror shards and diapers were strewn across the ground. The children’s toothbrushes were shoved into toilets. The snacks were raided and electronics had been stolen. Someone had even set a small fire inside the facility at 100 W. 5th St., said Chief Thomas Gazsi of the Los Angeles Port Police.