Tuesday afternoon, we
confirmed a total of four police reports have been filed alleging harassment at
the Dandyland Day Care Center.
Allegations children were
hit with rulers and wet towels continue to follow the day care center owned and
operated by East Alabama Medical Center.
A Department of Human
Resources report obtained by News Leader 9 states on February 21, DHR visited Dandyland
after the center's director reported two staff members had used prohibited
discipline in their classroom.
The director told DHR a
parent reported their child says teachers were hitting the children with wet
rags and rulers.
A source tells News Leader
9 the day care workers involved were hitting children for having urine or bowel
movement accidents and/or refusing to try and go to the bathroom.
Opelika police say the
cases will be presented to the Lee County MDT or the Multiple-Disciplinary-Task
Force for them to review and decide if charges will be filed.
We did reach out to East
Alabama Medical Center who owns Dandyland for a comment on this latest
They declined to give us a
In March, EAMC did say
they completed an internal investigation and immediately self-reported the
incident to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
They also say: "Center
staff reported that two staff used prohibited discipline in their classroom.
Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:34 GMT
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