Texas daycare worker under investigation for alleged child abuse

HASLET, TX (NBC) - A Texas daycare worker is facing charges after she was caught on camera beating a four-year-old boy in her care.

The 36-year-old is charged with injury to a child after an incident that happened on November in Haslet, Texas.

When the boy’s mother confronted the dayworker about his injuries, the employee told her the boy had been acting up and hurt himself.

Two days later, when the bruises on his face and neck got worse, the boy’s regular teacher told her the boy’s injuries were not self-inflicted and the director showed her surveillance footage of what had happened.

In addition to the criminal charges against the employee, a spokesperson for Child Protective Services said the agency has launched a full investigation into the incident.

According to reports, the daycare has seven deficiencies listed in the last three years.

The deficiencies include an incident in May when the school was investigating for not reporting inappropriate discipline of a child.

The investigation remains ongoing.