North Carolina daycare worker, Joy Branning caught on video dragging four year old child and throwing them on the ground fired- with center now under investigation.
A North Carolina daycare worker has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse after video showed her throwing a crying four-year-old boy to the ground after dragging him across the room.
Footage shows the employee taking the infant’s arm as he screams out. She pulls him into another area of the nursery before appearing to throw him.
In the clip, taken by another worker at the Children’s Center of Asheboro, the woman turns to the camera and is heard saying: ‘Sorry, I’ve had enough of him for a while.’
Upon the daycare worker, since identified as Joy Branning, 51, of Asheboro, being booked- Fox8 reported the employee being ‘immediately fired’.
Children’s Center of Asheboro now under investigation:
The incident led to the daycare center which has a five-star license according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services being under investigation
Director Debbie Lockhart responded saying the center was ‘devastated’ by what had happened.
She said: ‘I have a state lady here with me today, working with me on making sure we can do everything we can to ensure the safety of our children. We are devastated by this. Joy was immediately fired and I’ve known her 20 years.
‘We had that child for four years, since he was born. We love him. I am so sorry that happened to him.’
Lockhart said that protocols are in place to help teachers have breaks and to handle difficult situations.
She added: ‘There are all the strategies you can put in place. But the bottom line is that the person has to follow it.
‘The other teacher should have intervened on the child’s behalf as soon as she saw when he was having his issues. [He] was melting down and Joy was getting frustrated. She should have intervened on his behalf.’
Parents are said to have been told of the March 20 incident immediately. It is understood Branning was arrested after the boy’s mother complained.