I just heard about this at work. Melissa Calusinski, a 22-year-old teacher's assistant at the Mini Subee day care center that is less than a quarter mile from where I sit was charged with two counts of first degree murder for slamming a 16-month-old into the ground after she grew frustrated because he was being noisy. The poor baby, after being slammed to the floor, managed to crawl over to his infant seat and curl up in a ball. The article says that she had a background check, but her previous experience with children is unclear.
From what I heard in the office, and the article hints at it, Ms. Calusinski at least, tried to cover this up with some bogus story. My boss said she heard that the autopsy revealed that the force of the skull fracture would have been equivalent to a two-story fall.
This is making me feel sick to my stomach. If I were that baby's father, I don't think I would be able to stop myself from ripping that woman's throat out, possibly with my bare hands, but maybe with my teeth. I hope that woman gets everything that's coming to her, and I hope that Mini Subee sees some serious repercussions for what its employee did.
This is just another reason we didn't want to put Logan into daycare. I know that there are good daycare centers out there with good people that work at them, but we've heard too many horror stories about awful things that are done in them. This isn't the first horror story we've heard about this particular Mini Subee either.
So our children will be staying at home, thanks. And I need to stop thinking about this or...Matt Smash!