Daycare worker caught on surveillance video aggressively handling several young children

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A Florida daycare worker has been charged with three counts of child abuse.

The Sarasota county sheriff’s office says Jamie Smithmyer was caught on surveillance video aggressively handling several young children. The 26-year-old worked at a daycare facility in Venice.

According to authorities a parent noticed her carrying three toddlers by the arms and pushing them to the floor. The children did not suffer any major injuries. Smithmyer no longer works at the facility.

She is currently being held in Sarasota county jail without bond.

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