Attorney Greg Fibich of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs
is currently representing a Texas mother who has filed a lawsuit against
Children’s Universe of Lake Conroe, a daycare facility responsible
for the care of her four-year-old son. The lawsuit alleges that the teachers
at the facility encouraged young children, including her son, to fight
each other on the playground. One of these incidents was even caught on
camera and shared on social media.
The concerned mother suspected that something was going on with her son
for months, but had a hard time getting answers. After discovering unexplained
injuries on her son, she asked to speak with someone at the day care,
but her calls were never returned and her questions were left unanswered.
It was only when she received a call from the Texas Department of Family
and Protective Services that she learned of the video that had been posted
to the Internet of her son fighting another child. The video evidence
revealed that the teachers incited the violence and encouraged the fight.
The cell phone video clearly shows the two boys hitting and kicking each
other. In an interview with the mother, she shared her outrage at the
fact that, when the video shows her child knocked down, a teacher’s
voice is heard telling him to “get up and fight.”
Outraged, the mother filed a lawsuit against the Houston-area daycare for
what she calls “sick” and “sadistic” behavior
by teachers. The director of the daycare maintains that the staff has
cooperated fully with authorities and that she was the one who initially
reported the incident. She also told authorities that the teacher who
allegedly shot the video was terminated for “unrelated reasons”
prior to the report. Now, however, this teacher has stepped forward, claiming
that she was responsible only for leaking the video, not filming it.
This teacher claims that she shared the video on social media because she
felt that she was wrongfully terminated. “I’m the whistleblower,” she says.
Criminal charges have also been filed. The story has received a significant
amount of local news coverage in outlets like KHOU-CBS 11, KPRC-NBC 2,
KTRK-ABC 13, KIAH- Newsfix CW 39, the Conroe Courier, and the Houston
Attorney Fibich is helping the mother pursue justice by holding the facility
accountable for their misconduct. “It is shocking that this could
happen,” he says.
The mother, who researched the facility to ensure that her child would
be in good hands, also expressed her disbelief that something like this
could happen. “I was livid to think that someone could be so sick…these
little boys are four years old. They’re babies.”
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