MISSOURI – A Missouri daycare center is facing heat after released video footage showed a teacher throwing a three-year-old girl against classroom cabinets Feb. 1.
The girl had to get seven stitches after her head was split open, according to Fox 2 Now Tuesday.
The girl also stayed in the hospital an additional three days after the wound got infected, the family’s attorney Jennifer Hansen said to The Daily Caller News Foundation over the phone.
The Brighter Day Care and Preschool teacher wrote in an incident report that the girl fell.
But surveillance video from the daycare, obtained by TheDCNF through Hansen, shows the teacher forcefully grabbed the girl’s hand before throwing her against the cabinets.
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The daycare’s director fired the teacher after watching the video, but did not see the tape until the family was there, according to Fox 2.
“The daycare could’ve reviewed that footage at any time,” the family’s attorney Jennifer Hansen said, according to Fox 2. “They didn’t and they allowed the daycare worker who assaulted this little girl, to continue to work at the facility for five additional days.”
The family is looking into filing a lawsuit against Brighter Day, Jansen said to TheDCNF.
“All teachers and staff are properly trained and extremely qualified,” the daycare’s attorney said in a statement, according to Fox 2.
Investigation is ongoing.
This Missouri daycare center has reportedly had other incidents where children got hurt. A teacher allegedly slammed a child “down on a cot” in May 2018, Fox 2 reported. Daycare workers also allegedly “did not have a preventative plan in place” when one kid was choking and beating up another child.
Brighter Day did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.