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Lyndhurst police issue warrant for former daycare worker after toddler came home with bruise on head

Posted at 7:41 PM, Jan 29, 2020

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Lyndhurst police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a former daycare worker.

Jazmyn Alexander picked up her son from a Lyndhurst daycare and found a bruise on his forehead and a chipped baby tooth.

“The incident report said he was walking and fell. She told me verbally he was running and fell. I thought that was off,” said Alexander.

After taking her son, Ace, to the hospital, she acted on her gut instinct and called Child Protective Services. Her fears were soon confirmed when state and county officials watched what video cameras at the daycare captured.

Although, the toddler’s parents can’t bear to watch the video, they said officials explained that their then 18-month-old son was put in time out for hours.

“You can’t put a baby in time out. Babies don’t know what time out is, they’re going to get up,” said Anthony Stevens, Ace’s dad.

“His final time of getting up from the time out. He was slung into the table and that’s how he hit his head,” said Alexander.

The couple has filed a lawsuit against the Little Stars Early Learning Center.

“We do not tolerate that kind of action,” said Valda Lennon, Director of Little Stars Early Learning Center.

“We watched the video. She had done an incident report, it was not what we saw on the video. I talked to her and let her go immediately,” said Lennon.

We are not naming the worker because she has not yet been arrested.