An Indiana mother admitted to punching a daycare worker after her 1-year-old child sustained injuries so brutal, he had to be hospitalized.
On Monday, Tiffany Griffin went to pick up her toddler at the Kiddiegarden facility in Indianapolis. When she arrived at the daycare, she could hear her son Jesse screaming from the other room.
When Griffin saw her baby, he had cuts to his face and both of his eyes as well as his lips were swollen, reported FOX59.
Griffin immediately became so enraged she punched the 22-year-old daycare worker who was in charge. Now, Griffin has learned the worker is a suspect, according to police.
"Now I gotta be a stay at home mom and not do the thing I want to do to advance in life to give them the best in order to make sure they're taken care of and not neglected," Tiffany Griffin told the local news station.
Although the unidentified worker is being considered a suspect in the abuse, they told Griffin another child was responsible.
"It's no way a baby, a 2-year-old and that baby was small and she didn't look like she was the violent type and her mom said she wasn't the violent type and her mom said scratches her baby might do but when seen that picture she started crying and said her baby wouldn't do anything like that," Tiffany told FOX59.
The owner of Kiddiegarden told FOX59 the worker who was watching Jesse at the time of the incident has been fired.
"She didn't even call the owner. She didn't call the police, she didn't call the ambulance, she didn't call nobody," Tiffany told FOX59.
While police are still investigating the assault, no charges or arrests have been made at this time.
Kiddiegarden issued this statement to FOX59 on Tuesday:
"We are deeply saddened about what took place yesterday afternoon to Jesse. We at Kiddiegarden pride ourselves on not only providing quality service to families, but also providing a clean, safe and healthy environment for all of our children since we opened our doors three years ago. Kiddiegarden has never had any accusations of abuse or maltreatment from any of our children or parents. This was truly a sad, shocking and unfortunate event. We have been diligently working with law enforcement, child protective services, as well as state agencies on this matter. We have been fully cooperative and transparent with law enforcement to complete their investigation. Our hearts go out to Jesse and his family and are praying for his well being. Due to this still being an ongoing investigation, we are not at liberty to disclose any further details. We have confidence in the detectives who are handling the investigation to give us a final report of the incident, which we will make public. At that time we will make another statement addressing the matter."
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