5 fired over Hoboken day care abuse video

Parents at the Apple Montessori School in Hoboken met with school administrators Friday evening after a video surfaced showing a staffer's allegedly rough handling of

Five Apple Montessori School employees fired after abuse video surfaces.

Five Apple Montessori School employees fired after abuse video surfaces. (6/12/15)

HOBOKEN - Parents at the Apple Montessori School in Hoboken met with school administrators Friday evening after a video surfaced showing a staffer's allegedly rough handling a toddler in the day care.

Five employees of the school have now been fired. 

The situation came to light after a video was posted on Facebook that appears to show an employee of the school shoving a 2-year-old after struggling to put on the child's hat. The video quickly went viral and was shared nearly 15,000 times.

Click here to see the full video

According the officials, the school's director and assistant director had the video since June 4. They were fired for mishandling the situation, along with a teacher and two teachers' aides.

The owners of the school released a statement saying, "We are outraged by the lack of care and concern this former employee showed. We do not condone this type of behavior in any way, shape or form."

At the meeting, parents were told surveillance cameras will be installed to watch over the children.

Parents who attended the meetings tell News 12 New Jersey they are concerned that the school's management had the video for so long, but did not act until now.

The person who filmed the incident did not respond to News 12 New Jersey's request for an interview.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Long Islanders look to add to HS wrestling legacies
State Sen. Ruben Diaz visited Melrose-based artist Robinson 2 Black History Month: Robinson Alston
3 New Jersey Sportscast, Feb. 22
4 VIDEO: Citizenship ceremony held in Jersey City
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 5 Consumer Alert: IRS collections

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE