Authorities Investigate Suspected Child Abuse At Wildwood School

WILMINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities are investigating the Wildwood Early Childhood Center amid several allegations of child abuse.

On Tuesday, Wildwood parent Alex Condell stated in a Facebook post that multiple children had been believed to be abused at school; one being his son.

About a month ago he picked his 3-year-old son up from school and found "an absolutely absurd amount of bruises on his legs."

Another parent recently came forward to the mother of his son to inform her that her child had "told them they had been abused at school."

"These are children under the age of 6 with special needs," Condell added.

In a letter to the parents, Principal Charlotte King stated that the early childhood center was "working closely with the Department of Children and Family Services (DFC) to actively look into the matter."

“I am writing to inform you that we have become aware of allegations of suspected child abuse against one or more staff in your child’s classroom,” King wrote. “At the current time, and as a precautionary measure, the immediate staff assigned to your child’s program have been temporarily relieved of their duties.”

Superintendent of Wilmington Public Schools Glenn Brand said in a statement that the safety of the students' health is his "number on priority."

This school is known for providing "a wide range of special education and support services including speech, occupational and physical therapy as well as reading support" for pre-school and kindergarten students.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports:

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