Worthington Learning Center employees accused of enabling attack of young girl


MARK: A LITTLE GIRL IS ASSAULTED IN A CLASSROOM.. AND POLICE SAY TWO CHILD CARE WORKERS WATCHED HER GET BEATEN AND BULLIED AND DIDNT DO ANYTHING TO STOP IT. GOOD EVENING, I’M MARK TAYLOR. COLLEEN: AND I’M COLLEEN MARSHALL. THAT ENTIRE ORDEAL WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO ABOUT A MONTH AGO AT WORTHINGTON LEARNING CENTER- THE TWO EMPLOYEES WERE ARRESTED TODAY. COLLEEN: NBC4’S DANIELLE AVITABLE IS LIVE FROM THE CHILD CARE FACILITY AFTER SPEAKING WITH PARENTS TONIGHT. DANIELLE… WHAT’S THEIR RESPONSE BEEN? AS YOU CAN IMAGINE PARENTS ARE SHOCKED AND UPSET BY THESE ARRESTS. MULTIPLE PARENTS TOLD ME THAT JOSH TENNANT– ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES ARRESTED WAS FANTASTIC WITH KIDS AND THEY NEVER HAD ISSUES. AT THE SAME TIME PARENTS SAY THEY PLAN TO PULL THEIR KIDS FROM THIS FACILITY. THESE TWO CHILDCARE WORKERS ARE NOW BEHIND BARS FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT INVOLVING A 5 YEAR OLD GIRL. POLICE SAY VIDEO SHOWS EMMA DIETRICH AND JOSHUA TENNANT SITTING BACK AND WATCHING THE CHILD BEING HIT, PULLED, AND SWUNG AROUND THE ROOM BY OLDER STUDENTS AT THE WORTHINGTON LEARNING CENTER . THE GIRL APPEARED TO BE SCARED IN THE VIDEO AND KEPT HER EYES CLOSED AND TRIED TO CURL UP INTO A FETAL POSITION. THE REPORT ALSO STATES THAT TENNANT IS SEEN PICKING UP THE STUDENT WHO WAS BEING BULLIED BY HER ANKLE AND CARRYING HER UPSIDE DOWN BEFORE PLACING HER BACK ON THE RUG. I WENT TO WORTHINGTON LEARNING CENTER TO TRY TO GET A RESPONSE ABOUT THE RECENT ARRESTS. THE ADMINSTATOR OF THE LEARNING CENTER IS LISTED AS LISA TENNANT. HOWEVER THE WOMAN WHO CAME TO THE DOOR SAID SHE WASNT THE OWNER BUT I STILL ASKED HER WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF THE TWO EMPLOYEES. “NO COMMENT” I ALSO WENT TO BOTH OF THE SUSPECTS HOMES.. NO ONE ANSWERED AT EITHER HOUSE. ACCORDING TO THE RECENT INSPECTION REPORTS ONLINE IT IS A LICENCED CHILD CARE CENTER. THE LAST TIME IT WAS INSPECTED BY THE STATE WAS IN JUNE. AND THE STATE FOUND SEVERAL ISSUES WHICH INCLUDED SAFETY AND THE CHILD ABUSE TRAINING REQUIRED BY THE STAFF WAS INITIALLY NOT MET. HOWEVER, EVERYTHING IS NOW IN COMPLIANCE AS NOTED IN THE INSPECTION REPORT. POLICE SAY THIS CHILD CARE FACILITY IS COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION. I REACHED OUT TO POLICE TO GET THE VIDEO LISTED IN THE REPORT BUT HAVENT HEARD BACK. I ALSO TRIED REACHING OUT TO THE OWNER OF THIS FACILTY AS SOON AS I HEAR BACK ILL GET THAT TO YOU LOCAL FOR YOU DANIELLE AVITABLE NBC4 COLLEEN: THERE ARE MANY WARNING SIGNS THAT SOMEONE IS GETTING BULLIED… AND RECOGNIZING THOSE SIGNS IS THE FIRST STEP IN STOPPING IT. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT… CHILDREN DON’T TELL THEIR PARENTS IF THEY’RE GETTING PICKED ON… SO ADULTS ARE ADVISED TO LOOK FOR CHANGES IN CHILDREN… THESE CAN INCLUDE UNEXPLAINABLE INJURIES… RIPPED CLOTHES OR BROKEN ELECTRONICS… CONSTANTLY FEELING SICK OR FAKING ILLNESS… AND DIFFICULTY SLEEPING. OFFICIALS SAY YOU SHOULD NEVER BE AFRAID TO CONTACT TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OR EVEN THE POLICE IF BULLYING BECOMES AN ISSUE. MARK: BREAKING NEWS JUST INTO THE NBC4 NEWSROOM TONIGHT. TWO PEOPLEHAS BEEN TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS AFTER A PAIR OF SHOOTINGS IN THE LINDEN NEIGHBORHOOD.

One Reply to “Worthington Learning Center employees accused of enabling attack of young girl”

  1. got to ask , is avitable some kind of fake made up name or what, weird
    and the 2 arrested…… public beating and discarded like the trash they are
    thanks for keeping us safe?

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