A) The boy who violently bullied this little girl.
B) The parent(s) of the boy who either haven't been doing their job or have missed something in regards to their son's behavior.
C) The day care employee who ignored the girl's crying for the duration of the torture.
D) The father's reaction when he took his anger out on the wrong child.
Who's to blame in this? I focus most of my attention on the day care employee. She should have been trained to notice and respond accordingly to this abuse. Safety should be her main priority at all times. She has been appropriately charged with two counts of child neglect.
How do you discipline the boy? It's obviously something really wrong with a 9 year old putting that type of force into bullying a toddler. I think he's too far gone for anything other that psychiatric counseling. Maybe Reckmonster can help with that theory. A follow-up story says that the kid has been kicked out of the day care. You think?
The final question is: where are his parents? I've yet to see one on TV. The victim's father apologized for losing his cool and he may face charges, but the perpetrator's parents are unknown to me.
So, where do you start placing blame?
What's the punishment for a 9-yr old who does something so heinous?