OMG daycare abuse help me pls UPDATE UPDATE AGAIN 3rd UPDATE
The director from my son's daycare (he just turned two) called and asked me if I could come over. I work next door so of course, I run over. She was visibly shaken and says she needs to show me a video. All rooms have video and the director watches a random hour from each room at least once a week. A teacher from another room was in my son's class on Friday filling in. My son was standing by himself playing blocks at a table and the teacher picks up this huge stuffed animal/pillow and throws it at him so hard he falls down and starts screaming. For no reason. She fired the teacher immediately and called DHS. She was just as upset as I am. What recourse against this teacher do I have personally? I wanted her PROSECUTED. Can I do anything?
UPDATE- I am pressing charges - 2nd degree battery of a minor. The officer who came out and the prosecuting attorney who I visited after watched the tape and felt like i had MORE THAN ENOUGH to get her. Hurt my child, you will have consequences.
UPDATE 2- the director called this morning, asked me to come by. She stayed up half the night last night reviewing more video. In this video from Friday, the teacher hit my child and two others in the face with a big huge lego/block (the ones that are the size of a wipes container). Again, for no reason. they were minding their own business, playing. He had a bruise on his cheek on friday but when I questioned it, she didn't know what happened. I dismissed it because he is all boy and gets bruises and scrapes on my watch too. Needless to say, this recording is on it's way to the authorities as well.
*for those of you that think I am doing wrong thing or making jokes about it being a stuffed animal- I really DON'T care what you think. The police, DHS, prosecuting attorney and the owner of the daycare all agree that it was child abuse. Against mine and two others. If you wouldn't personally do what I am doing and stick up for your own child, shame on you. end of story.
UPDATE 3- the director found another instance of abuse. She picked an 18th month old baby girl up by her hair three days before she hit my son. DHS came out to my house and interviewed us. My son is almost two so he couldn't really answer anything but they did an "interview" and well being check. The parents of the baby that was picked up by her hair are also pressing charges.