Jesse Harris IV a one year old toddler is viciously assaulted at a local Indianapolis daycare center as the boy’s mother, Tiffany Griffin now demands to know who and why did this.
The incident which happened Monday led to the toddler incurring a swollen and bloody face, cuts to his face and both eyes and hospitalized.
So outraged was the boy’s mother, Tiffany Griffin, that the woman punched an employee at the Kiddie Garden daycare in Indianapolis.
Fox 59 reported Griffin saying she was called to return to the daycare center just hours after dropping off Jesse and her older son where she was told a two-year-old girl had hurt Jesse.
Haben Ghebremichael, the owner of Kiddie Garden, claims that the girl had blood on her hands after the attack.
Ghebremichel said it wasn’t uncommon for the girl to act out, while conceding, ‘the extent of the injuries just blows our minds’.
Jesse Harris IV mother, Tiffany Griffin: ‘This is my son, this is what happens at childcare.’
Upon arriving at the daycare center, Griffin filmed a Facebook Live video to show the extent of her son’s injuries.
‘This is how my baby looks, this other baby got blood all on her,’ she said. ‘This is my son, this is what happens at childcare.’
‘I’m trying to keep my composure, this baby got blood all over her, but look at my baby. My one-year-old full of f*****g blood, and another baby full of blood.’
Despite the center’s insistence that a fellow toddler assaulted her son, Griffin refuses to believe the two year old was capable or responsible for her son’s injuries.
Told Griffin, ‘It’s no way a baby, a two year old, and that baby was small and she didn’t look like she was the violent type,’
Adding, ‘Her mom said she wasn’t the violent type and her mom said scratches her baby might do, but when she saw that picture [of Jesse’s face] she started crying.’
‘She said her baby wouldn’t do anything like that.’
Jesse Harris IV beating suspect identified:
Police now lists the 22-year-old female employee that Griffin admitted to initially punching following her shock surprise at her son’s assault as a suspect. Kiddie Garden has revealed the worker since been fired.
‘We are deeply saddened about what took place yesterday afternoon to Jesse,’ a statement from Ghebremichel read on Tuesday.
‘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.’
Ghebremichel said the center has been ‘diligently working with law enforcement, child protective services, as well as state agencies’ following the incident.
‘We have been fully cooperative and transparent with law enforcement to complete their investigation,’ she added.
‘Our hearts go out to Jesse and his family and are praying for his well being.’
The police have yet to arrest or change anyone. The name of the suspect has yet to be publicly released, nor the degree of her expertise and prior history dealing with children.
That said social media commentary has revealed the 22 year old woman since fired as Nyat Adhanom who Ghebremichael, as being equipped with a bachelor of early education.
Reiterated Griffin, ‘It was negligence, any way it goes. It was child abuse, anyway it goes. If it was me or [his father], we would be arrested. So, I think it should be a full investigation, and they should do something about it’.
Of note, Fox 59 reported the daycare center last inspected in October 2017.
Griffin said the incident has made her question whether she can ever leave her baby in the care of others again.
‘I couldn’t protect him,’ she said. ‘I’ve been going to school for two years and I just got him into daycare, just when I call myself getting stuff on track.’
‘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.’
Not necessarily clear is whether the boy’s abuse was the first of its kind or if there had been other instances of child abuse at the child center?