The parents of a 4-year-old girl are calling for the closure of a Florissant, Mo., day-care center where they say the child was duct-taped to a chair.
Elysha Brooks and Christian Evans told KTVI that they learned of the alleged incident after the Missouri Department of Children and Family Services sent them a picture that appears to show their daughter restrained in a chair.
“One of her teachers DuctTaped her to a Chair and posted her on SC (Snapchat),” Brooks posted on Facebook. “Received a call from a hotline and they sent me this pic of my baby.”
“I’m looking at a picture of my daughter duct-taped to a chair, and her facial expression, I can just imagine how she felt,” Brooks said, according to a KFVS report.
Brooks believes the picture was taken while her daughter was a student at the day care.
The suburban St. Louis day-care center isn’t commenting publicly about the matter.
Evans says he won’t be satisfied until the center is shut down and someone is prosecuted.
“I won’t be happy until that daycare is shut down, for one, and whoever did this to my child, whoever it is, either – it’s not an either – she needs to be in jail,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.