SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The license of a Michigan day care center has been revoked and an investigation is underway after an employee stabbed children with a thumbtack, state authorities said.
“When I saw her get the thumbtack, I didn’t know what she was going to do with it. And then she called the children over to her and poked one in the shoulder," she said.
Turner recorded the second incident with her cellphone camera. She told a child’s parent about the assault before reporting it to the program director -- who is the mother of the lead caregiver.
Per the state report, nothing was done.
A state investigator visited the day care Nov. 30 and questioned the program director, who denied knowledge of the incident, MLive reported. When the investigator returned a week later and showed the program director Turner's video, she admitted that she knew of the incident. She said she hadn't seen the video until then.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the day care’s license on March 6.
"Due to the serious nature of the above violations and the potential risk it represents to vulnerable children in licensee's care, emergency action is required," said LARA director Mark Jansen in a statement.
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