A video posted to Facebook over the weekend apparently showing a child care provider striking a young girl in the back of the head at Tierra Bonita park in Lancaster was shared thousands of times.
The woman and girl were sitting on a park bench, surrounded by several other young children, video showed.
On Monday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials confirmed they’re investigating the video. It was recorded at about 4:30 p.m. June 14 at a park on the 44900 block of 27th Street East, the department said in a news release.
The 9-year-old girl’s mother reported the incident to authorities two days later, officials said.
The woman in the video was found to be the girl’s child care provider employed at a day care facility in Palmdale, authorities said a preliminary investigation revealed.
No further details were immediately available.
Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.