By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
City officials stated the director of a Weslaco, Texas day care center was arraigned recently on a charge of injury to a child in connection to an alleged attack upon a 4-year-old boy. Yolanda Rodriguez, 55, the administrator of Happy Days Learning, allegedly assaulted the child for misbehaving. According to police, the boy had bruises on his arms, back and back of his neck.
Rodriguez was formally charged with a third-degree felony. Her bond was set at $10,000. If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 10 years in prison and a find up to $10,000. Rodriguez is entitled to a criminal defense attorney and a trial. If you would like to read more about this story see director of day care facility in Texas formally child with causing child injury.
Although children need to have forms of discipline in their lives, there is a line between discipline and abuse. Hitting, grabbing, throwing or otherwise handling a child to the point of bruising should never be condoned. Children have fragile bodies as well as emotions and physical actions against children similar to this one can result in a lifetime of negative consequences to the child victim.