A woman has been arrested after she was spotted slapping an innocent 1-year-old toddler multiple times in the back of the head at the day care she was employed at.
36-Year-Old Jeanine Sammis was an employee at KinderCare in Manhasset and someone reported her to management after she was seen abusing a toddler repeatedly, on different occasions, slapping in September, according to WCBS.
“Her actions were brought to the attention of the management and a subsequent investigation by detectives led to her arrest,” said police in a statement.
Sammis was arrested and hit with charges of attempted assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to News12 Long Island. She was released on an appearance ticket and was due to go back to court on Oct. 24.
There was another story of child abuse in August when a dad in Oklahoma confronted a day care teacher of hitting his 4-year-old son to the point where it left a bruise on his body, according to KFOR.
“He started crying a little more, I guess, because he didn’t want to go to the baby’s room, and that’s when he got slapped across the chest from his teacher,” said Brodeur.
The hit that the teacher gave the young boy was so loud that the mother of the 4-year-old hear it from the classroom she was working in next door. The impact was so severe that is left a red mark on the boy’s chest.
Brodeur said this is not the first time this teach has been accused of hitting a child at the daycare.
The father has filed a police report and is seeking legal action against the day care. St. Luke’s responded to the allegations, saying it terminated the teacher.
“On Wednesday, Aug. 23 a childcare worker at the children’s center in Edmond slapped a 4-year-old boy in the chest. Immediately following the incident, the childcare worker was removed from the situation and terminated,” said Phil Greenwald, executive pastor of administration at St. Luke’s, in a statement. “We then self-reported the incident to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Child Welfare.”
Greenwald added: “As a church family, we are saddened by this unacceptable behavior.”