The 25-year-old woman was arrested recently after the May 21 incident at Kids Discovery Learning Center in Valparaiso, Florida according to a Daily Mail report.
Christina Marie Curtis was released on $4,000 bail last month but cannot unsupervised contact with any child and cannot be employed at child care facilities or schools.
Footage from a surveillance cameras showed Curtis holding the hand of an 18-month-old above his head.
“The defendant stopped and quickly moved her hands to (his) upper arms and rapidly jerked him into the air,” said Curtis’ arrest report.
One of the parents of the four toddlers said she had specifically told Curtis to keep her boy inside and not let him play outside because of a rash that he had.
“When I picked him up he had dirt all in his hair. I don’t know if they let him crawl around out there or what. It took the daycare three days to give me any kind of explanation,” said, Terika Graham told News-Herald.
Her boy suffered a fracture in his foot but is recovering well.
“His balance is still a little funny, but I believe that will get better soon,” Graham said.
This is horrifying.
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