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VIDEO: Bryant daycare worker seen dragging toddler

By David Harten

This article was published February 12, 2014 at 1:19 p.m.

Footage: Daycare employee drags child

Authorities released surveillance footage of alleged child endangerment that occurred Monday at the Wisdom Tree Learning Center in Bryant. Bryant police arrested Keyuanna Coats, an employee of the daycare, and charged her with one count of endangering the welfare of a minor, a felony, after she admitted to dragging an 8-month-old boy across carpet in the daycare twice to get him away from an area where cleaning supplies were being kept. (By David Harten)
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Keyuanna Coats

Arrested in Saline County, AR on February 11, 2014

Surveillance footage released Wednesday by the Bryant Police Department shows a Bryant daycare employee, who is charged with child endangerment, dragging a toddler across carpeted floor.

Bryant police arrested Keyuanna Coats, an employee of Wisdom Tree Learning Center in Bryant, after the mother of an 8-month-old boy discovered carpet burn marks on his elbows after she picked him up from the daycare on Monday night.

The employee in the video, whom authorities identify as Coats, can be seen dragging a toddler by the leg twice from the same area. In one clip, it appears the adult kicks the toddler’s hand off of an object before dragging them.

When questioned by authorities, Coats admitted to dragging the toddler twice in an attempt to get him away from an area where cleaning supplies were kept. She added that she “never intended to cause harm to him,” according to an earlier statement from the Bryant Police Department.

Coats was taken into custody around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the daycare and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a felony.

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Lakeview says... February 14, 2014 at 7:57 a.m.

Seldom do we catch a crime being commited. If it is true of the saying, "let the punishment fit the crime" then here is an opportunity.
Cuff hands in front, tie ankles together, place person on back and pull down several flights of stairs.

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HawgFan says... February 14, 2014 at 8:03 a.m.

Move the freaking cleaning supplies where a baby can't get to them and quit being such a lazy a** that you can't bend down and pick the kid up!!! Drag her sorry a** across the carpet for a while and see how she likes it!!

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