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Childcare workers seen abusing autistic boy in Snapchat video arrested

Childcare workers seen abusing autistic boy in Snapchat video arrested”

Police in Florida are looking for two childcare workers accused of "berating, taunting and throwing a backpack" at an 8-year-old child with autism.

On Sept. 1, Winter Haven police were alerted to the video showing 26-year-old Kaderrica Smith, of Haines City, and 20-year-old Alexis Henderson, of Dundee, taunting, aggravating, yelling at and tripping a student at Our Children's Academy, 330 Ave C SE. The boy screams in pain as the objects connect with his body.

One of the workers taunts the boy, laughing and saying: 'Chicken, chicken, chicken'. "Pick up something else and throw it". This prompts the child to again hide underneath the table-and prompts the child care professional to call him a chicken, make chicken sounds and flap her arms.

At one point he runs out from his hiding spot, only to have one of his caretakers grab him by the arm and trip him so that he lands on the ground- flat on his back.

Winter Haven police, in Central Florida, retrieved a Snapchat video of the alleged abuse at Our Children's Academy in Winter Haven. "They are trained to de-escalate situations, but that obviously did not happen".

According to the Winer Haven Police Department, the child suffers from a host of behavioral issues, including autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

But, apparently, Smith and Henderson feel they were in the right.

In initial interviews, Smith and Henderson said they acted appropriately and did nothing wrong, according to the police news release.

The video, which is roughly 3 minutes long, shows the boy reacting to the taunting both verbally and physically. Both women were fired by the facility and their certifications were placed on hold by the state's Department of Children and Families - after having the papers for just a month before the incident, WFLA reported. After learning of the warrants, they turned themselves in.

Smith has been charged with child abuse and battery, and is being held without bail.



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