Two preschool teachers were arrested earlier this month for child cruelty after being caught on video abusing children at a daycare center in Roswell, Georgia.
40-year-old Zeina Alostwani and 19-year-old Muslim refugee Soriana Briceno were both charged with Cruelty to Children-1st Degree, according to Roswell police.
A mother last Thurdsay checked on her son by watching live video of the classroom at Parker-Chase preschool when she witnessed the child abuse, WSB-TV reported.
The parents of the little boy immediately called police after they saw one of the teachers stepping on a child’s hand and other one forcefully pushing their index finger on a child’s forehead.
Soriana Briceno, the Muslim refugee who is in the US on asylum, was seen stepping on a child’s hand and kneeing a child in the back.
More vicitms have come forward with other instances of abuse, prompting law enforcement to expand their investigation, police said.
“So we have several weeks of video to go back and review to make sure there are no other instances of this kind of behavior,” Roswell police Timothy Lupo said.
“Alostwani and Briceno appeared in front of a judge Tuesday, where prosecutors asked that they not be granted bond. Alostwani was granted a $75,000 bond and Briceno was not given bond based on her asylum and immigration status.” WSB-TV reported.