Daycare worker charged with pushing child down stairs

Sarah Gable 52 is accused of shoving a 4-year-old girl down the stairs at the day care center where she worked

Sarah Gable 52 is accused of shoving a 4-year-old girl down the stairs at the day care center where she worked

Authorities have charged a day care worker in suburban Philadelphia with simple assault after a newly installed video camera captured her pushing a child down a flight of steps.

In the video, Gable, 52, looks up at the camera after pushing the girl, realizing that she's being recorded.

Her facial expression changes to that of shock as she attempts to help the girl the rest of the way down the stairs.

"We entrust our children with certified people who are supposed to care for our children as if they were their own".

Police Chief Michael Chitwood, from Upper Darby Police Department, said, "It's every parent's worst nightmare that sends their kid to daycare".

The accused worker, Sarah Gable was immediately fired and is facing charges.

Upper Darby police say Gable did not make a statement and was handcuffed without incident.

"I was so upset".

Child Care of the Future manager Shawayne Tavares, told NBC10 she witnessed the entire incident unfold as it happened via the security camera.

"It still hurts me, just seeing the video. It still hurts", Tavares said.

Gable was released on $25,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned March 4 and will appear before Judge Kelly A. Micozzie-Aguirre on March 16 for her preliminary hearing.

Identified as Sarah Gable, the woman was a certified day care worker.

He said the child in the video was a 4-year-old girl. "So I always thought she was one of the best teachers", said Ronnie Siekor, a parent who remembers Gable.

According to WCAU, the young girl suffered a minor knee injury as a result of the fall, but returned to the facility on Monday.

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