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There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative. HouseMore >>
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative.
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Since having a double lung transplant, Kellie Henely hasn't needed the daily breathing treatments
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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
Parents say more should have been done to protect their children after seeing surveillance video of possible daycare abuse at Bellaire Learning Center in Bossier City.
"I was heartbroken and mad," says mother Jessica Ponder. Ponder says her two year old son was abused while attending Bellaire Learning Center.
Two Bellaire Learning Center teachers were arrested back in August. Doris Williams, 49, and Tammi Hilliard, 28, are being charged with simple battery and failure to report child abuse.
Ponder says her son came home with a bruise on his eye back in June. She says her son told her "Ms.Tammi" threw an animal at him. When she confronted the teacher she says she was told a different story.
"I said, what happened to his eye? And she said, 'oh, I don't know," says Ponder about a conversation she says she had with the teacher.
Surveillance video given to KSLA News 12 from inside the classroom shows a teacher launch an object at her son.
Other children are believed to also be victims of abuse.
"I felt like our trust had been broken," says parent Chris Dison. Dison says his child was slapped by a teacher, but he didn't find out until long after the teachers were arrested when detectives called him to notify him of the surveillance video.
"There was no concern for my daughter even after the incident was brought up to light," says Dison.
"You send your child to a Christian based daycare and then they are abused," says Ponder.
Both Parents say not enough was done to stop this abuse from taking place, and this should be a warning to parents.
Both parents are pressing charges against the two teachers. The teachers are scheduled to be in court on October 29th.
This statement was given to KSLA News 12 from Bellaire Learning Center's legal representation:
"Bellaire has obtained a program called "Watch Me Grow" that allows parents to view the classroom that their child is attending via their computer at their home or office. Also, a coordinator has been hired whose sole responsibility is hiring teachers and aides and monitoring the classrooms in both Bellaire facilities. These are additional steps that have been taken since the incidents have occurred."
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
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Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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