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Two day care employees in North Carolina were fired for strapping shoes to a little girl with tightly bound tape, causing her bruises and swelling, according to reports.

The terminations at Pleasant Hill Day Care in Elkin come after a mother picked up her 17-month-old daughter and saw her shoes were taped on, news station WXII reported.

The article goes on to state the following:

Jessica Hayes took to social media Saturday following the disturbing incident, which she said left her daughter crying and in pain. The mother said the shoes were “left on long enough and tight enough to leave marks, cause swelling, and bruises.”

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