Update: Apple Montessori School releases statement
Here is a statement released from Apple Montessori Schools this afternoon regarding the “viral” video involving their facility at Maxwell Place:
STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF APPLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL HOBOKEN
June 11, 2015
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, ownership of the Apple Montessori School in Hoboken first saw the video in question and immediately terminated the aid.
Additionally, the Director and Assistant Director of the location, who had possession of the video on June 4, 2015, have been terminated for their mishandling of this incredibly serious situation. A teacher and a second teacher’s aid that were present for the incident have also been terminated.
We are outraged by the lack of care and concern this former employee showed. We do not condone this type of behavior in any way, shape or form. Additionally, we are instituting new safety measures to ensure that this type of incident doesn’t happen again.”
Update: NBC news picks up “tot rough up” story
June 10, 2015:
Here’s tonight’s NBC News broadcast of the “toddler rough up…”
Rough Childcare caught on video in Hoboken
There’s a video circulating around that shows a worker at Apple Montessori School at Maxwell Place allegedly “mis-handling” a child. From what we can see, it sure does look like she’s being a bit too rough with the toddler (unsure of age).
I’m sure kids can be frustrating and so on, but any kind of treatment like this should be exclusively at the parent’s discretion – not some third-party entrusted to CARE for the kid.
What are your thoughts?