FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - Deputies in York County are investigating after the father of a child enrolled in a local daycare said his son was assaulted by a teacher. The incident was allegedly caught on video, according to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office.
On Wednesday, the father told deputies he received the video via email from a teacher at Fort Mill Prep School. The video, according to the report, showed his son's teacher "throwing him down on his sleeping pad."
Deputies said the father gave them the video when he filed the report. At this time, WBTV is not releasing the name of the father or the teacher reportedly involved.
A letter was sent to parents via Facebook from the school's director, Christine Boatwright, Thursday afternoon alerting them of the incident.
"Hello Parents this is Ms Christine. While I am in the process of calling parents, we want you to know that there has been an accusation that one of our teacher was harshly putting down two children at nape time in the starfish and seahorses room," the letter read. "We have a video. We met with the teacher, contacted child care Licencing and then notified parents."
According to the school's website, the starfish and seahorses room is for infants aged 6 weeks to 12 months old.
The letter continued, "We are investigating this on our own and Child care Licencing met with me yesterday and I will talk to them again today. I will speak to each parent today. We also have decided to add cameras to the classrooms for accountability and peace of mind."
The school has an A+ rating.
Deputies say they are investigating the case as an assault involving a juvenile, but have not released further information.