A Miami Beach teacher is facing multiple child abuse charges after she was caught on camera hitting young children at Lincoln Marti School, police said.
Clara Luz Quintero-Gonzalez, 54, was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse with no great bodily injury, aggravated child abuse and child neglect with no great bodily harm, according to Miami Beach Police
Quintero-Gonzalez had bond set at $30,000 but was being held on a warrant, jail records showed. It's unknown if she's hired an attorney.
According to the arrest reports, Quintero-Gonzalez was caught on school surveillance striking, slapping and grabbing 2 and 3-year-old children. In one instance, she hit a 2-year-old child with a closed right fist on the arm, then hit the child using a karate chop, the reports said.
Quintero-Gonzalez denied hitting the children even after seeing the videos, saying it was "nothing" in Spanish, the reports said. School policy doesn't permit striking a child, the reports said.
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