A group of concerned parents gathered Thursday afternoon outside the My Little Playhouse daycare in the 3600 block of 50th Street after a viral video on social media depicted an adult pulling a child’s hair.
Lubbock Police said an investigation is underway.
Police said: “The Lubbock Police Department was made aware of a video circulating Facebook involving a young child at a daycare in the 3600 block of 50th Street. Once the video was brought to LPD’s attention, officers responded to the business to investigate. Through the investigation, it was determined this incident occurred on a previous date. This case remains under investigation.”
An adult was telling the child to eat and pulled her hair. Another person off-camera could be heard laughing. Other children seemed to be eating nearby.
In addition to the gathering outside the daycare, several people wrote messages, private messages and emails to the newsroom expressing their concern.
On Thursday afternoon, My Little Playhouse Learning Center released the following statement:
January 17, 2019
From the Office of My Little Playhouse Learning Center LLC
Re: Viral Video Footage Teacher Using Bad Judgment The owners and Directors of My Little
Playhouse Learning Center LLC were made aware of video footage posted on social media at approximately 11:45 a.m. Staff involved were fired immediately. Local authorities (LPD) has been notified and are investigating accordingly. Texas Department of Childcare Licensing has also been notified.