According to several news outlets, including the website of WOAI-TV and the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Bianca Bussey, 19, struck the unnamed boy so hard that she left a handprint on his face. She is currently charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony.
This incident took place at Happy Days Day Care, in New Braunfels, a city in Southern Texas, around this Thursday February 9, 2017.
According to investigators, Bussey at first claimed she “accidentally” hit the boy while dancing around but later admitted that he had been acting up, causing her to “lose control” and strike him.
According to official statistics published by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in 2016, there were 348 allegations of “physical abuse” in Comal County, where New Braunfels is located, for the year.
38 of which have thus far been confirmed.
There was also a total of 222 victims of physical abuse aged 3 years or younger in Comal for 2016.