FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - For those who haven't seen it, in the video you can hear one of the teachers calling for 2-year-old Landon telling him not to “eat out of the trash”.
Then that teacher takes the child behind a wall where you can hear what sounds like a spanking and then you hear the child cry.
"The first time I saw the video, I was sad, hurt, and heartbroken," Logan Williams said.
Landon is the father of Landon and Liam who are identical twins.
They both turned 2 not too long ago.
Their mother, Allie McGuffey, was also saddened by what she saw releasing this statement to FOX 55:
“When the director called to inform me about the incident, I was in complete and utter shock. You hear stories of abuse in childcare but never actually believe it would happen to your own children. The video is heart wrenching and something I would never wish on any mother, to see or have to live with. As a working single mom, I put all my trust into a child care provider. Treating my boys with as much love and care as I would, if I were home with them every day. Their father and I’s only hope from this is to provide awareness to parents, hopefully preventing another innocent child subject to what our boys went through.”
The incident happened January 9 at Carepoint Academy located on Bass Road.
The teacher who did it was fired.
The other teacher who was in the room reported it, but was placed on administrative leave.
The pastor of The Pointe Church that's connected to Carepoint, Ray Harris, released a statement to FOX 55:
"At this point, we have no knowledge that this worker had ever struck any other child in our care. Although unprecedented, we are greatly saddened by this occurrence at Carepointe Academy and are taking measures to ensure such incidents are never repeated. The academy is fully cooperating with the authorities. Further, we will be asking the Indiana State Licensing Consultant to conduct a thorough, independent audit of the incident and all of our child safety policies and procedures."
"As a grandfather sitting there watching that, and not being able to do anything because their not my kids, I'm the grandpa so I let my son deal with it the best way he could and he did. I took it to social media. It's what I did and like I said if it saves one kid from having to endure this then it's worth it," Rick Williams said.
They say the biggest thing is they really want parents to pay attention to the local daycares saying this could have happened anywhere.
Since the incident, Landon and Liam have been attending another daycare.