Jesse Griffin, a 1-year old boy from Indianapolis, was reportedly attacked by another child at a local day care center. Tiffany Griffin, the boy’s mother, says her son was left with horribly swollen lips, eyes, and face.
She says that she was called back to the daycare just a few hours after dropping off her two sons, and when she arrived, she was so outraged at seeing her son’s bloody face that punched one of the employees.
She then took her son to the hospital, and was interviewed by police who launched an official investigation.
The owner of the licensed day care center, Haben Ghebremichael, told reporters that she was not there during the attack, but that one of her employees says that a 2-year old girl was the one who attacked the boy, and that blood could even be seen on her hands after the attack. She says the girl had a reputation of having bad behavior, but “the extent of the injuries just blows our minds.”
She also told reporters that the two children had been separated after the attack, but the boy had already suffered from major injuries.
“This was truly a sad, shocking and unfortunate event,” she said in an emailed statement. “Our hearts go out to Jesse and his family and are praying for his well-being.”
Meanwhile, the young boy’s mother says that she does not at all believe a 2-year old girl could have caused those type of injuries to her son. She comments, the little girl “was small and she didn’t look like she was the violent type.”