Plano day care worker caught on camera slamming child to the ground in an attempt to get him to nap

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Published 10:23 am, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Plano day care worker is accused of slamming an 18-month-old child to the floor in an attempt to get him to nap. She could be seen lifting the boy by his arms, and swinging him face-down on a mat. 

The mother, Caitlin Gilmore, allegedly saw Jazmine Torres, 22, hurt the child on a surveillance camera from the The Children’s Courtyard, according to NBC 5.

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Gilmore was reportedly at lunch when she witnessed the incident from her workplace. After leaving  to pickup her child, her colleagues filmed the footage on their phones. It was not recorded but had been live streamed from the facility. 

The child was taken to a hospital where he was examined and found to have no injuries.

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The day care released a statement to that station reads, in part:

“We have strict policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well being of our children, and to make certain we meet or exceed state guidelines. We don’t tolerate deviation from those standards. Upon being made aware of this situation, we immediately notified the authorities and partnered with the state as well as conducted our own investigation.”

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They say they will  work to reiterate their processes with staff. “We take our responsibility seriously, and are committed to ensuring our children receive high quality early education and nurturing care.”

Torres has been fired from the day care. Police have issued an warrant for her arrest. She faces a child endangerment charge.

According to NBC 5, a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services report revealed the facility has seen 28 violations in the last two years. Eight of those were considered “serious enough to put children at risk.”

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