Police charge Raleigh day care employee accused of abusing 1-year-old
Posted 9:54 a.m. Tuesday
Updated 5:27 p.m. Tuesday
Raleigh, N.C. — Police on Monday charged a day care worker with child abuse after she allegedly threw a 1-year-old Raleigh boy into a bookcase.
Tracey Stallings, of Raleigh, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor child abuse in the incident, according to Raleigh police records. Stallings was an employee at Appletree Day Care on Old Poole Road.
The child's mother, Kassandra Sharpe, said she was alerted by the day care's director that an incident involving Stallings and her son had taken place. The day care director told Sharpe she discovered the incident on surveillance cameras while reviewing some video footage with another parent.
Sharpe said she reported the incidents to police. While the day care director said she contacted the state, parents of the other children in the class were never notified.
Stallings was initially allowed to return to the classroom the day after the abuse was discovered, but she has since been fired, according to the day care.
In a statement, Appletree Day Care said Stallings was terminated. On Monday, all parents of the facility were notified electronically, the statement said.