Gabriella Richardson’s family say they are considering legal action after the one-year-old was bitten and scratched by an older boy, requiring hospital treatment
(Image: Jasmine Robinson)
A toddler looked like he had been “attacked by a Rottweiler” when a five-year-old boy bit and scratched her face at a daycare.
Gabriella Richardson, one, had been left behind at Wee Are the World Child Development Center while her mother, April Robinson, was at work.
According to a police report, a worker was changing another youth’s diaper when she heard screams.
She looked up to see little Gabriella being held by a five-year-old boy who was “biting and scratching” her face until he was pulled away and she required hospital treatment.
The report claimed the attack lasted seconds, which the family denies.
Lasasha Robinson, the one-year-old’s aunt, narrated fox 12 : “Her face looked like a Rottweiler had attacked her.
“You can see the marks of the attack that took baby Gabriella to the hospital.
“You can’t tell me that happened in a matter of seconds. This happened and no one was around.”
Alexis Robinson, another aunt, added, “It seemed like it was going to take several minutes and I just hate that.”
The boy’s mother, April, told the broadcaster she never wanted to leave her daughter in custody but had no choice as a single mother.
She added: “When I got to the scene of the crime, I couldn’t get hold of her.
“I couldn’t even say, ‘You know Mom here, I have you,’ or anything because she doesn’t even look the same.”
The family is considering legal action against the center, which told police there were no cameras in the building.
A statement from Wee Are The World of Albany, Georgia said: “We are truly sorry for the incident that took place on April 28, 2022. Wee Are The World Child Development Center considers the safety of the children in our care to be our top priority.
“That’s why we’ve had the privilege of providing childcare for more than three decades.
“We have been in contact with Bright from the start and reference all policies and procedures.
“We will take all steps to prevent this rare but serious matter from happening again. “While there are established protocols to address the occasional biting behavior of many young children, the severity of the incident required a more appropriate response.
“Wee Are The World Child Development Center follows internal policies and procedures as well as licensing requirements and labor law requirements during this investigation process.
“And again, we sincerely apologize to everyone involved.”
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