Daycare Employee Charges After Taping 2-Year-old Girl’s Mouth Shut, Mother Outraged

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A daycare employee from Massachusetts was charged with the endangerment of a child and assault and battery after a parent said the woman taped her child’s mouth shut. According to the New York Post, the girl was merely 2 years old. 

The Here We Grow Daycare staff member, Amy Li, reportedly put tape over the student’s mouth last Thursday, reports Boston 25 News. The 26-year-old mother, Nyasia Holmes, revealed that Li admitted to taping her child’s mouth closed when Holmes arrived to pick her daughter up from the daycare center. According to the mother,

“She was just trying to cover her tracks because there was a person who witnessed what happened to my daughter.” 

Holmes continued to say that another worker witnessed the act and reported the incident to the director of the daycare. Yet, the mother believes Li wasn’t being completely honest about what happened during the encounter. Reports say Holmes’ daughter has been a student at the daycare for a year.

Holmes wrote in a Facebook post that a bystander informed her that Li placed

“masking tape”

over the 2-year-old’s mouth and instructed her to sit down in a

“thinking chair”

after throwing a temper tantrum. Reports say this was allegedly done in an effort to cause the young girl not to wake up the class as the other students were asleep during the encounter. 

The mother wrote,

“Why did you think it was okay to put a 2-year-old in a thinking chair and obstruct her breathing and talking?… I’m angry that she exposed my child to that type of torture.”

Holmes filed a police report and the following day, she met with Li as well as the director of the daycare. The mother questioned why the daycare failed to report the incident.

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