Skip to comments.Worthington Learning Center employees accused of enabling attack of young girl
Posted on 09/12/2019 4:38:54 PM PDT by Morgana
COLUMBUS (WCMH) Two Worthington Learning Center employees are under arrest after a video surfaced allegedly showing them allow a 5-year-old girl to be bullied right in front of them while they did nothing to stop it.
According to Columbus Police, Emma Dietrich, 31, of Columbus, and Joshua Tennant, 27, of Columbus, are facing child endangerment charges in connection with an incident from Aug. 13.
Police said a video recorded that day show Dietrich and Tennant sitting at a table in a classroom when a student is brought into the room by one of Dietrichs older students.
The video shows the older students grabbing, pulling, dragging, swinging and bullying the girl, who appears frightened and keeps her eyes closed or covered, police said. At one point, the girl attempts to curl up into a fetal position.
Police said the video shows that the young girl tried to get away from the other students, but they grabbed her and held her down.
Police said the video shows Dietrich and Tennant sitting at a table and watching the bullying actions of the other students against the young girl. At no time did either Dietrich or Tennant attempt to stop the older students.
According to police, there is a point where Tennant picks up the young girl by her right ankle, grabs her other leg, and carries her upside down, placing her on a rug.
Court documents filed by police state both Dietrich and Tennant allowed the incident to happen as a form of discipline.
According to court records, Tennant has been released from custody after posting bond. He will be arraigned on Sept. 16 in Franklin County Municipal Court.
As of Tuesday evening, Dietrich remains in custody. She is scheduled to be arraigned in municipal court Wednesday morning.
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I saw the picture of this. He's actually holding her upside down. WTF?
Thanks Bob and no he’s not teaching her to do a cartwheel.
Those two employees should be fired immediately and charged and locked up.
They were charged and locked up. The male has posted bail though.
Nor does he seem to be doing it in a playful manner.
That is simply not how one treats a child. Ever.
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“Worthington Learning Center employees accused of enabling attack of young girl...”
With the publicity, they’ll most
likely lose their licenses and charged with a crime. Whoever runs that learning Center is probably in very big trouble with the law.
Theres a backstory going unsaid here. The guy looks gay, the bullies look minority. Why was this five year old girl singled out and treated as a pariah? Race, political affiliation of her parents, what?
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