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Mother Catches Fade With Daycare Worker After Finding 1 Year-Old Beaten So Badly He Was Hospitalized — Video

A one-year-old boy was left with a swollen and bloodied face after he was beaten at a daycare center in Indiana. His devastated mother arrived to the daycare facility and ended up punching an employee, who claimed another child was responsible for the beating.

Jesse Harris IV also suffered cuts to his face and both of his eyes and had to be hospitalized for his injuries. 

His mother, Tiffany Griffin, was so angry when she saw her baby's beaten face that she punched the 22-year-old daycare worker who was in charge. 

Griffin said she received a call to return to the daycare center just hours after she dropped off Jesse and her older son. She could hear her 1-year-old screaming the minute she arrived.

The upset mother ended punching the daycare worker that claimed that a two-year-old girl had hurt Jesse.


Haben Ghebremichael, the owner of Kiddie Garden, state that the little girl had blood on her hands after the attack. 

Ghebremichel said it wasn't uncommon for the girl to act out, but that "the extent of the injuries just blows our minds." 


Griffin filmed a Facebook Live video when she arrived at the daycare to show the extent of her son's injuries. 

"This is how my baby looks, this other baby got blood all on her," she said. "This is my son, this is what happens at childcare." 


She adds, "I'm trying to keep my composure, this baby got blood all over her, but look at my baby. My one-year-old full of [expletive] blood, and another baby full of blood."  

Griffin finds it highly unlikely that the two-year-old was responsible for Jesse's injuries.  

"It's no way a baby, a two year old, and that baby was small and she didn't look like she was the violent type," Griffin told Fox 59. 

"Her mom said she wasn't the violent type and her mom said scratches her baby might do, but when she saw that picture [of Jesse's face] she started crying. She said her baby wouldn't do anything like that."



The police report now lists the 22-year-old woman as a suspect, and Kiddiegarden has revealed she has since been fired.

In a statement, the daycare said, "We are deeply saddened about what took place yesterday afternoon to Jesse. Kiddiegarden has never had any accusations of abuse or maltreatment from any of our children or parents. This was truly a sad, shocking and unfortunate event."


Ghebremichel said the center has been "diligently working with law enforcement, child protective services, as well as state agencies' following the incident.

She adds, "We have been fully cooperative and transparent with law enforcement to complete their investigation. Our hearts go out to Jesse and his family and are praying for his well being."  


Griffin said the incident makes her question whether she can ever feel comfomrtable leaving her baby in the care of others again.


Griffin said, "I couldn't protect him. I've been going to school for two years and I just got him into daycare, just when I call myself getting stuff on track. Now I gotta be a stay-at-home mom and not do the thing I want to do to advance in life to give them the best in order to make sure they're taken care of and not neglected." 


We’ll be following up with this story as the investigation continues. Something doesn’t seem right here, at all.

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