An Ohio daycare worker was arrested this week after she allegedly bit a boy in her care in order to teach him a lesson.
According to KSDK News, Robin Mullins, 56, was arrested Thursday after biting a five-year-old child at Andrew’s Friends Pre-School & Daycare in southwest Ohio.
Police reports say the boy, whose identity was kept anonymous, was brought to Mullins’ office because he bit another child in the school.
Instead of disciplining the boy with a timeout or loss of privileges, Mullins, the administrative assistant at Andrew’s Friends Preschool and Daycare, decided it would be best to teach the child by doling out a penalty equal to the crime — a bite.
She left a mark on the boy and caused an injury, police said.
Following the incident, Mullins was arrested and charged with one count of assault. She was later released from jail on her own recognizance and ordered to stay away from the child that she bit.
She was scheduled to appear in court at the Hamilton County Justice Center Friday at 9 am.
On the Pre-School/Day Care’s website, Andrew’s Friends say that Mullins has “many years of child care experience, working with all ages and group sizes.”
She also reportedly has had training in child abuse recognition and prevention.
When asked what she likes most about her job Mullins answered:
“The rewards of watching children grow and learn. Each child has their own unique personality and are special in every way. Every day is something new!”
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