CRIME
11/14/2014 02:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daycare Worker Alexis Wilson-Britten Filmed Kicking Toddler

A teacher at a Georgia day care faces criminal charges after security video showed her kicking a toddler whom she was supposed to be looking after.

Clayton County police arrested Alexis Wilson-Britten for alleged simple battery on Nov. 7.

Wilson-Britten, 22, had been informed that she was going to be let go from her job at the end of her shift due to earlier misconduct, Robert Phelps, owner of the Riverdale day care center, told CBS 46.

The video shows the teacher put her foot on the 20-month-old boy and push him back when he tries to bring her a toy. The boy is the son of another teacher at the day care facility.

One of the incidents that led to Wilson-Britten being fired involved the boy's brother, who fractured his arm after falling on the playground. Phelps said Wilson-Britten failed to report the incident, which led to her being fired.

He also told the station that she had once "taped a pacifier to a toddler's mouth to keep her from crying." It is unclear why Wilson-Britten wasn't immediately disciplined following the pacifier incident.

UPDATE: This article has been updated following a statement from day care company Kids R Kids International, which distanced itself from the Riverdale, Georgia franchise. Kids R Kids International said it terminated its agreement with the franchise owner more than a year ago and filed a lawsuit for continuing to operate under the Kids R Kids name without permission.

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