Read this on AOL, a day care teacher smelled smoke during nap time, she walked out of her classroom to investigate leaving the children sleeping and alone The teacher discovered a small fire in the school kitchen which she extinguished. The teacher was fired for leaving her class unattended and is now suing the owner of the school. As a day care teacher myself, you are told from day one never to leave the children unattended. Was the teacher right in leaving the children unattended or should she had notified the management of the school of the fire, gotten the children out of the building and then notified the fire department?. What is everyone else's opinion? A lot of people on the AOL seem to think the teacher was justified in leaving the children unattended.