Two daycare workers in Lubbock, Texas, have been fired after a viral video showed the mistreatment of a 3-year-old girl at the facility.
In the video recorded by one employee at My Little Playhouse Learning Center, another employee is seen yanking the girl up by her hair and forcing her to stand while she eats. Although the video went viral Thursday, 3-year-old Amyra Wilson’s mother says the incident occurred weeks ago.
Police are now investigating the incident.
Officials with My Little Playhouse Learning Center released the following statement:
The owners and Directors of My Little Playhouse Learning Center LLC were made aware of video footage posted on social media at approximately 11:45 a.m. Staff involved were fired immediately. Local authorities (LPD) has been notified and are investigating accordingly. Texas Department of Childcare Licensing has also been notified.