Indiana mom blames daycare for badly beaten, hospitalized toddler while daycare blames it on 2-year-old
The child's mother, Tiffany Griffin, said that she could hear her child screaming when she arrived at the daycare located on 38th Street and Oxford
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A one-year-old toddler was left badly bruised and hospitalized after he was beaten at a daycare in Indiana and his mom is looking for answers. Reports state that the child's face was bloody, cut and swollen when she came to pick him up from the establishment on Monday.
The mother, Tiffany Griffin, told WXIN-TV that an employee at the Kiddiegarden daycare in Indianapolis called her to say that her son, Jesse, had been badly injured. Griffin said that she could hear her child screaming when she arrived at the daycare located on 38th Street and Oxford. She said she got the call just hours after she left Jesse and his older brother at the institution.
When the mother saw how badly her child was hurt, she punched the worker who told her that a 2-year-old girl attacked Jesse, according to reports. The mother claims that there is "no way" that a two-year-old girl could have caused such grave injuries to the toddler.
Griffin said: "She didn't look like she was the violent type, and her mom said she wasn't the violent type. 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."
The daycare, Kiddiegarden, in a statement said that it was "deeply saddened by what took place."
The statement read: "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."
The worker who informed the mother about the incident was reportedly fired. Tiffany was especially enraged because no one called the police or the ambulance to get medical help for the boy.
The daycare's statement also added that it has "never had any accusations of abuse or maltreatment from any of our children or parents."