Daycare in Trouble For Forcing a Toddler To Chug Hot Sauce

The mother of a 4-year-old boy claims that her son was forced to consume hot sauce at his daycare on May 19 as a punishment for hitting a classmate. 

Melaina Whitley tells Us Weeklythat Tanner, who has special needs, was picked up early from Friendship Pediatric Services in Bryant, Arkansas, because he had a fever and was throwing up. Whitley assumed he just had a bug. But a few days later, Tanner made a comment that left her reeling. “He said, ‘I got hot sauce at school,’” says the stay-at-home mom. “He said it was hot and he had to get water. I’m assuming that [the teacher] really had to force the hot sauce down.”

The daycare’s director, Karla Curry, told a police officer that the teacher admitted to pouring hot sauce in Tanner’s mouth “for not listening and hitting other children,” according to a police report obtained by Us. The teacher “stated that this is common discipline for children in her culture,” per the police report. 

(US Magazine)

So I don’t know much about PR but I’m going to assume that waterboarding special needs children with hot sauce is not the best look for this daycare center. This news might effect their business going forward. Who knows?

I don’t want to defend this daycare but I mean, this kid can’t go around hitting other kids. He needed to be discipline and he knew the rules. You hit a kid, you get drowned with tobacco. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime, you little 4-year old who doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong yet.

This poor kid will grow up hating all things spicy. He will never enjoy the pleasures of buffalo chicken or red hot gum or Fireball whiskey.



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