A horrifying scene played out at a Plano daycare center on April 14 when a worker tossed a toddler onto his face during nap time as his mother watched via live stream video.
Jazmine Torres, 22, was caught on surveillance cameras at The Children’s Courtyard in Plano, Texas, pulling an 18-month-old up by his arms and then face-planting him into a nap mat last Friday.
The toddler’s mother, Caitlin Gilmore happened to be watching the live feed during her lunch break when she saw the incident occur.
The live feed was not being recorded until Gilmore alerted her co-workers and they began filming from their smartphones. Shortly after they started recording, Torres was seen slamming him down on the mat again.
The mother left work to pick up her son and rushed him to a nearby hospital to be checked out. Luckily, the child did not sustain any injuries.
Her friends immediately posted the video to Facebook, which has since gone viral, and alerted parents whose children could be attending the Plano day care.
The Plano Police Department has issued a warrant for Torres’ arrest and she will be charged with felony child endangerment.
“Any parent out there, it’s going to be something that’s just horrific. Any human being to see a toddler treated that way is just, that’s just unacceptable,” a spokesman for the police department, David Tilley, said.
According to the state, the Plano daycare had 28 violations over the past two years, eight of which are deemed serious enough to harm a child, reports CBS DFW.
The Children’s Playground is cooperating with the police investigation and has fired Torres after viewing the shocking footage.
A spokesperson for the daycare issued the following statement: “Upon being made aware of the situation, we immediately notified the authorities and partnered with the state as well as conducted our own investigation. Those involved are no longer with us.”
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