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Henderson day care under investigation after child injured

Posted November 14, 2012

— Local and state authorities are investigating a Henderson day care after a 2-year-old girl's collarbone was broken, police said Wednesday.

Renezia Fisher's mother, Andrea Hawkins, reported it to police on Oct. 25, after her daughter complained about her arm hurting while getting ready for bed.

Hawkins said an employee of Above & Beyond Child Care Center told her that Renezia was playing when another child knocked her down. Renezia got up and didn't complain, the worker told Hawkins.

A spokeswoman for Vance County Department of Social Services said the agency investigated the case and found that the injury was accidental.

The case was then turned over to the state Department of Health and Human Services, which is looking to see if there are any license violations, a DHHS spokeswoman said.

No one from the day care was available for comment Wednesday.


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  • clazzyjazzy09 Nov 15, 2012

    yes accidents happen and everyone reacts to pain differnt ,but a two year old,,,the parent could have been contacted about the accident and it could went from there,,,,jus sayin

  • North Johnston Resident Nov 15, 2012

    Common Sensey...I suggest you look in a mirror first. Johnston County has nothing to do with the way this person posted. At least we don't walk around with our noses stuck in the air...

  • lilypony Nov 15, 2012

    I broke my brother's collarbone when we were 9 & 10. We were playing football and I "tackled" him. He cried a minute, I made fun of him, and game over. He was totally fine. Siblings love to tattle and the never said anything. Days later mom saw the bruise, took to dr and it was broken. It's a bone easily broken. Some breaks are basic, causing minimal pain. There are many reports of people being unaware of collarbone fractures. Other breaks are dramatic and instantly painful like you'd expect a break to be.

    A friend's child broke her arm at daycare. Teacher saw kid fall, checked her over, all was fine. Teacher noticed she was unusually quiet through the morning and interrogated her, child insists nothing wrong. Teacher called mom at lunchtime to let her know kid fell and was "off" since, mom says kid's probably just tired. Kid said nothing all day/evening. Wasn't until bathtime did mom realize. Entire story confirmed by daycare cameras. This was a high-end daycare. Life happens.

  • workinghuman33 Nov 15, 2012

    "My children have falled..." - puzzled

    Please tell me you know better grammar better than this? Where did you go to school, in Johnston County? Geez....I feel sorry for your kids.-Common_Sensey"

    Ummmmmm........pots & kettles

  • workinghuman33 Nov 15, 2012

    I have had my collar bone broken and there is no way this little girl didn't make a peep after it happened to the workers. It also takes a lot to break a collar bone not just a little push.

    That's not necessarily true. People have different pain thresholds. I had a broken clavicle and dislocated shoulder for a year & 1/2, doctors couldn't figure it out until I had an MRI and even then only thought it was just the clavicle & torn rotatory cuff(it hurt a bit, was sore, etc.). They didn't discover the dislocated shoulder until they were doing my surgery. Don't get me wrong, I am sure it was painful for the child but some folks can just tolerate far more pain than others.

  • busyb97 Nov 15, 2012

    There sre different kinds of breaks. It could have been a hairline fracture, so wasnt as painful at the time of the incident. And I agree....accidents happen, especially things like this. I can sort of see that they want to cover bases, but as usual, probably a knee-j3rk (edited because of the golo policy). reaction that could damage someone's reputation. Welcome to America.

  • carrboroyouth Nov 15, 2012

    Children do fall and break things but a clavicle break is a little odd...

  • carrboroyouth Nov 15, 2012

    puzzled, the 1950s called. They want their gender roles back.

  • yorkiepom Nov 15, 2012

    When my daughter was three she was playing with a little boy who was about 4. This little boy pushed her and she fell on a toy and broke hers. Yes she did cry for only a minute then wanted to go back to playing. I did not know till that night when i had her get ready for bed also. Plus my husband broke his falling at work and kept working till the next day when it still hurt. So yes it can happen with a parent in the room and the child seem fine.

  • andreanicole686 Nov 15, 2012

    Puzzled, I'm puzzled by your comment. You don't make any sense. The mother was obviously working and had her child in daycare so she couldn't be within arms reach. God forbid a mom work. Oh no!

    I have had my collar bone broken and there is no way this little girl didn't make a peep after it happened to the workers. It also takes a lot to break a collar bone not just a little push.