The purpose of a daycare center is for someone to watch children when their parents can’t, but workers at the Kiddie City Childcare Center in Vicksburg, MS, totally dropped the ball when a 9-year-old boy attacked several young children for nearly a half hour and nobody even noticed.
Surveillance video captured the child punching one little girl multiple times; choking another, then patting her on the back as she cries; kicking one kid; and violently shaking yet another. Police released the footage after former daycare worker Sandra Trevillion was arrested and charged with two counts of contributing to the neglect of a minor for letting this behavior carry on.
“This 9-year-old child, he was allowed to pretty much run rough shot over that entire room for a period of 15 to 20 minutes,” Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong told KLTV. “All his actions went unnoticed.”
Jamie Williams, a parent of one of the girls the boy attacked, was also arrested following the incident. He said his daughter came home for about a week with injuries, including a busted lip and a bite mark on her chin, and he was angered when daycare workers couldn’t give an explanation as to why his 1-year-old was repeatedly getting hurt. He ended up slapping a boy he thought was responsible for the injuries but it was the wrong child and Williams was later arrested and charged with simple assault.
“I understand why Jamie Williams would be upset. However, even if he had attacked the nine year-old he still would have been arrested and it would have been just as wrong as him attacking the six year-old,” Armstrong said.
Trevillion was being held on a $2,656 bond and police have interviewed the 9-year-old and his mother but it’s unclear whether he will face charges. His aunt, Vinia Dolley, tried to explain his behavior in an interview with WLBT.
“He['s] bad. He fight[s] but he don’t fight little babies,” she said. “He do[es] also have a problem. He take[s] medicine every day and he['s] just a normal child. I feel bad about him jumping on a two year-old baby, he 9 years old. He don’t fight his own 2-year-old brother like that or cousins.”
At the very least, children’s services needs to step in and see what type of environment this little boy has been exposed to that would make him behave so violently at this age.
Check out the disturbing video here. Do you think the boy should face charges?
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