Local day care teacher arrested for child abuse

Local daycare teacher, Amelia Jones, arrested for child abuse. (WPEC)

A local Boynton Beach daycare worker has been arrested for child abuse charges.

According to the Boynton Beach Police Report, a mother picked up her child from the Lighthouse Academy and noticed bruises. She says the bruises were in the shape of fingers around her arm, plus there were cuts consistent with fingernails.

The report says surveillance video captured Amelia Jones grab a child tightly by the arm and pull her into the bathroom. Jones told police the child had been crying all day and she wanted to bring her to a smaller space to calm her down. She also said she was frustrated and used an excessive amount of force. Jones apologized and said she meant the child no harm.

The daycare has since fired Jones. She will be in court next month for child abuse charges.

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