Two Osceola daycare employees fired following child abuse allegations

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OSCEOLA, Ark. — Two employees at an Osceola daycare have been fired following allegations of child abuse.

On Thursday, Osceola Police Chief Ollie Collins told WREG's Stacy Jacobson they investigated every employee at Focus, Inc. after receiving an anonymous tip from a former employee.

The grandmother of a child at the daycare said her grandson, who is non-verbal, became withdrawn while attending the facility.

"He might've been slapped in the face with a paper towel holder. Another child hit in the face with a book," she said.

Some of the abuse was videotaped by the agency.

Sabrina Woodson, CEO of Focus, Inc., stated the daycare, "does not condone maltreatment of any child and will not tolerate such conduct." She said her team immediately called the proper authorities upon hearing the allegations.

A peek at the surveillance video reportedly revealed even more incidents.

A report of the alleged abuse was handed over to Assistant Prosecutor Catherine Dean. Dean said she'd examine the evidence and determine whether to file charges.

All of the children involved are expected to be okay.