Child injured at Detroit day care

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DETROIT, Mich. (WILX) - A Detroit family is outraged after their one year old was injured at day care.

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The incident was caught on camera.

"It was just very traumatizing to watch," said Jennifer Travis, the grandmother of the injured child.

Surveillance video inside New Beginnings Child Care and Academy shows a terrifying incident Wednesday.

"We watched the video of this little girl attacking my granddaughter," said Travis.

Travis says her one year old granddaughter Melanie was left with bite marks on her left cheek, a bump on her forehead and a scratch on the side of her nose after she was attacked inside one of the classrooms with no supervision around.

A statement from owner Brenda Atterberry reads in part, "My staff are certified and very caring with all of the children. Unfortunately, because of one of my staff who have been working in child care for over five years and never had any incidents, she made a poor decision which caused harm to a child. Child care licensing was notified immediately. The staff were immediately terminated."

"I think that it needs to be closed. I think the owner doesn't need to run day cares," said Travis.

Police were notified and a report was filed.

The family says they're keeping Melanie at home while they search for a new day care.