The mother, Ryane Lamb, cried as she recalled watching a day care employee beat her son with a plastic scratcher, with no apparent provocation. “I could not believe … Just looking at that, that this place even had the audacity to do that to my baby for no reason, he didn’t deserve it at all.”
Video surveillance at the Cedar Early Learning Center in Cleveland, Ohio, shows one employee hitting 2-year-old Amari Lamb over 20 times with the plastic object. Minutes later she is seen hitting him again as she drags him to a changing table.
A second employee is seen in the video watching the woman hit the boy, but doing nothing to stop her. This same employee is seen hitting a little girl with a plastic bat later in the video. The video was taken around 5 p.m on Oct. 16. Both employees were fired immediately, according to the Independent Journal.