WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) -- A report by the Virginia Department of Social Services says two teachers at a child-care center routinely engaged in cruel treatment of toddlers in their care, including stepping on their toes and giving full pressure sprays from a water hose.
Prince William County Police say they have launched a criminal investigation of reported abuse inflicted at the Minnieland Academy at The Glen in Woodbridge.
The department investigated following a complaint. It cites cruel treatment over a six-month period this year by two staff members who were not identified by name.
According to the report, the two staffers encouraged fights among the toddlers in their care and dunked children known to be scared of water into wading pools.
Minnieland says it fired the teachers.
The story was first reported by insidenova.com.
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11/14/2013 3:55:29 PM (GMT -5:00)