A little boy brutally attacked at an Indiana daycare on Monday has been released from the hospital, but authorities still have no suspects in custody as the daycare continues to blame the attack on a 2-year-old girl.
NBC13 reports that Tiffany Griffith, the mother of baby Jesse, 1, said that it’s difficult to look at the son’s swollen face with all the cuts and marks left on him after he was attacked at the Kiddie Garden Daycare, at 1853 East 38th Street in Indianapolis on Monday morning.
“When I see him, I cry because of all that,” Griffin told NBC13. “When he smiles, I get upset because that’s not my baby’s face.”
Jesse left IU Health Riley Hospital on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery, but Griffin wants to see the culprit who hurt her son brought to justice. She’s maintained since finding her son beaten on Monday that a 2-year-old toddler is incapable of doing that much damage, although the daycare insists that another toddler attacked Jesse when the employee watching over the kids left the room.
“I don’t think a 2-year-old could do this. I want to know if she left. Was she there? Did she hurt him and then try to cover it up?”
How will a 2yr old manage to do this much damage alone?
“I don’t want this to happen to any other parent,” the boy’s father, also named Jesse, added. “The pain that I feel as a father and the pain she felt as a mother, it’s an indescribable pain to walk into a day care and see your son bloodied and beaten.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, when Griffin arrived to the Kiddie Garden Daycare on Monday, she could hear her 1-year-old shrieking while she was still in the parking lot. Responding to a call from the daycare that her son was injured, Griffin rushed back to the center after dropping him two hours previously.
Griffin said when she walked to into the daycare, she found her toddler son, Jesse, with swollen lips and eyes, and cuts on his face. Enraged, she punched one of the daycare workers. Haben Ghebremichael, the owner of the daycare center, said a 2-year-old girl attacked Jesse, according to FOX News.
Posted by Tiffany Griffin on Thursday, May 3, 2018
Ghebremichael also said the 2-year-old girl, who was reportedly left with blood on her hands after the attack, had acted out before. Yet, Ghebremichael said “the extent of the injuries just blows our minds.”
On Wednesday, FSSA spokesperson Marni Lemons indicated that an order was put into place to stop operations at the Kiddie Garden Daycare after the attack. Reports indicate that the daycare has had previous violations, including not having a smoke detector, failure to test two employees for drugs, improper child-to-staff ratios, and a moldy basement.
No charges have been filed in the incident, but the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate the incident.
[Feature Photo: Baby Jesse/FOX59 Video Screenshot]