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18-month-old bitten over a dozen times at Florida daycare, teacher fired

Posted: 8:27 AM, Sep 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-07 13:22:31-04

A mother wants answers after her son was bitten nearly a dozen times at a daycare in Bradenton, Florida.

Amanda Beebe tells Tampa-based WFTS she got a call from the daycare last week saying her child was bitten by another child and needed to be picked up.

In all, there were more than a dozen bite marks to the 18-month-old's face, arm, leg and back.

Beebe tells us when she was in shock when she saw her son, "his face, the side of it was swollen," she said, "I got ahold of my husband and told him it looked like he was mauled by a dog," she said.

With nearly 20 bites the mother of two says she rushed her son to the hospital where they helped her call 911.

"Even the doctor looked him over, and said how can this happen."

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has open an investigation but so far no one is in favor charges, "if this was my doing, if I neglected my child like that I would be arrested on site," said Beebe.

The daycare, J's Bright Learners LLC in Bradenton, denied to talk to WFTS reporter Nicole Grigg.

However, the center did confirm the teacher has since been fired.

Beebe tells us the attack was caught on classroom surveillance video, "I demanded to see them."

The mother of two boys went on to explain that her son was waking up from nap time.

"I didn't get to actually see the attack because the way the lady had the camera set up in the room, it was zoomed in on just one part of the room."

Beebe said the video only shows her son walking in and out of camera view, but when she did see him he was crying hysterically.

"At that point I was like where is someone to come rescue or comfort my son?," she exclaimed, "they couldn't give me an explanation."

The 18-month-old did not suffer long term injuries, but was treated and released.

"How is it okay for someone else to have neglected him and still be out walking around?," said Beebe.

WFTS found complaints of children being unattended before at the daycare.