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Dayton Day Care Worker Accused of Punching Child – Incident Witnessed by Another Teacher

By Will Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Ohio and other States, day care workers have the responsibility to supervise children. It is vital that day care workers stay calm and think of the best interests of the children when performing their duties. In Dayton, Ohio, it was reported that a day care worker punched a four year old boy in the chest causing him to fall down. In many instances, it comes down to the word of the day care worker versus the word of the child. A 4 year old boy’s testimony is not always reliable or accurate. In this case, another teacher witnessed the incident. As a result of this evidence, misdemeanor assault charges were filed against Sherra Howard, a 25 year old day care worker who apparently lost her composure punched the child and then proceeded to spank him as well. The day care center was operated by the YMCA. The CEO of the YMCA issued a statement about the incident. You can read this statement and more about this story at Ohio Day Care Center – Day Care Worker Punches and Spanks Child.

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