Two Staff Members Suspended After Using Towel To Tie 2-Year-Old Student To Chair Because He Couldn’t Sit Still

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It looks like a daycare center in Maryland has caught some slack after a 2-year-old student was tied to a chair. A video of the shocking incident was posted online. 

Sean, the student, was hindered after having a towel tied around his waist as he sat at a table at the Kids Villa Learning Center in Germantown. According to the New York Post, the video was posted by the daycare. 

The student’s grandmother, Ruby Cambell, revealed that she was stunned after reviewing the clip. She contacted the two staff members who were in the classroom at the time, and they informed her that the boy was tied up because he failed to sit still. The grandmother told Fox,

“He was [in] no way acting any different from any normal 2-and-a-half-year-old would act.” 

Cambell continued,

“In the video, you could see there are other kids standing up. There are other kids moving around. So, I’m not going to say that he was acting unruly. I’m saying he’s acting like a 2-and-a-half-year-old would act.”

The boy’s Grandmother showed the daycare director the video. The director said she

“couldn’t believe what she was seeing too.” 

Reports say that the two daycare teachers were suspended following the act and the toddler was enrolled in a new daycare. 

The daycare director informed the news outlet that children aren’t allowed to be restrained and that they don’t have a restraining policy. The boy’s family attempted to file a police report; however, the incident isn’t being investigated as a crime because the child wasn’t bruised or injured. A report was also filed with child protective services. 

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