A young girl seen on a viral video showing her mother falling asleep on a Philadelphia bus and putting the girl in danger has been removed from her home by city officials.
In response to public outcry over the video, Department of Human Services launched an investigation on Friday. The girl was removed from her mother's custody on Friday, according to a report on Philly.com.
Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman, said in an email that the mother hasn't been taken into police custody or criminally charged.
"DHS will ultimately take the lead on opening a file and investigating deeper into this family and the situation," he said.
"If their investigation reveals any criminal activity, then our Special Victims Unit will work with them and proceed accordingly."
The mother, who has not been charged with a crime, responded to the public's outrage and the decision to remove her child on Facebook:
"I f——— hope all you skumbags [sic] out there are f——— happy," she wrote. "I just lost the best thing in the world to me all because ppl [sic] think before they open there [sic] mouths!"
The mother, a 26-year-old woman who has not been publicly identified by the press, has convictions on retail theft, disorderly conduct and promoting prostitution while an inmate in a house of corrections.