Blankingship & Keith’s Personal Injury Team Obtains a $550,000 Settlement for a Child Assaulted by a Day Care Teacher

On September 19, 2017, a distressing incident unfolded in a local daycare/school involving a 4-year-old child. Surveillance footage revealed the lead physically mistreating the child in the classroom while the teacher's aide witnessed the events.

The child, in pain, indicated something had happened that day. When the parents confronted the lead teacher, she lied about the events, delaying access to the surveillance video until the end of the week. Upon viewing the footage, the parents withdrew their child, reported the incident to Child Protective Services, and the teacher was criminally convicted of assault. This disturbing case underscores the importance of vigilance in ensuring child safety and holding accountable those responsible for children’s well-being.