SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - An incident at a local day care got a worker fired and criminally charged.
The worker is accused of dropping a 2-year-old child last week at Kingdom Care Learning Center in South Fayette Township.
"We had no idea anything like this could happen. We are so careful here," said Pastor Bob Pilardi of Calvary Full Gospel Church. "She picked her up by her arm and leg and lifted a few inches and put her down roughly."
Kimberly Seibel was a caretaker for a class when, according to police, she roughly handled a 2-year-old girl who wouldn't go to sleep.
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The entire incident was caught on surveillance video. Other day care employees saw it there and reported it immediately, according to police.
"They saw her acting alarmed and agitated and pointing at the child," Pilardi said. "She was highly qualified. I believe she has a masters in this field and for months and up to a year we never had a single complaint from a parent or another teacher."
According to police:
“They observed Seibel throwing books/cards around the room.... and when Seibel was throwing these objects, they almost hit several children.”
The pastor told Channel 11 all of the day care employees must have state and federal clearances and are required to go through a number of interviews.
The girl's parents took her to Children's Hospital after finding red marks on her body.
The pastor said they will now make changes to the way they operate by adding more teachers to each classroom, plus half doors that ensure classrooms won’t be isolated.
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