Video of a 9-year-old kicking, biting and hitting toddlers in a daycare center has been circulating widely on Facebook. It looks like the boy in the video looks over his shoulder to make sure no one is watching and then hurts the child.
The daycare worker doesn’t appear to be aware of the strikes and was arrested. Now the grandfather of the boy says he was provoked by one of the children.
“Family members claim a 9-year-old boy shown on surveillance video attacking two children at a Vicksburg day care was provoked by one of the children.
Johnny Taylor, who said he’s the boy’s grandfather, told 16 WAPT’s Tammy Estwick that the 9-year-old was retaliating after he was scratched by an 11-month-old boy.
Surveillance video given to police by the owner of the Kiddie City Child Care Center shows the 9-year-old boy punching and biting the toddler, police said. The same 9-year-old was also captured on video repeatedly kicking the toddler’s 2-year-old sister.”
“Police have since charged a daycare worker in connection with the incident.
“Sandra Trevillion was the one that was in the room most of the time and she obviously did a very poor job, and that’s what brought us to knowing that she needed to be charged for not performing her duties,” said Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong.
Trevillion is charged with two counts of contributing to the neglect of a minor. Her bond was set at $2,656.”
There’s even more craziness that a dad of one of the hurt children showed up and hit the wrong child in retaliation. He was also arrested.
What do you make of the video? What is going on in the little guy’s head? Could it have been provoked? Could it be justified even if provoked? (The daycare definitely shouldn’t have had big kids and little kids together.)
(Try be nice and constructive. It is a child.)