Video shows daycare worker throwing 3-year-old against cabinet, cutting her head

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Daycare Worker Throws 3-Year-Old Against Cabinet, Cutting Her Head

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Video from a Missouri day care shows a worker injuring a 3-year-old girl when she suddenly grabs the child by the arm and flings her into a cabinet for no apparent reason.

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The incident happened in early February at the Brighter Day Care and Preschool in St. Louis, according to news reports.

In the video, the girl is seen calmly standing by a chair when the worker walks across the room, grabs her by the arm, drags her across the floor and throws her against a cabinet.

The girl received a gash across her forehead and was treated at a local hospital where she needed seven stitches, KTVI-TV reported.

But what really upset the child’s parents is a note the worker sent home explaining that the girl was injured in a “fall.”

"In no world did this family have any idea that what was called a fall was actually an assault until they came to see that video," attorney Jennifer Hansen told KTVI.

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The worker was fired five says later after the parents and day care management watched surveillance video of the incident.

Police and state officials are investigating.