Day care provider shut down after spanking allegations
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 08:47 AM EDT
NEAR QUINCY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Branch County day care provider has been shut down as the state looks into spanking allegations.
Laura Smith is the owner of Little Lambs Christian Daycare near Quincy.
Her license was suspended after a parent noticed redness and swelling on her 3-year-old's bottom.
An older sibling, also in the day care, said Smith had spanked the child.
Other classmates told state investigators smith spanked the boy because he refused to take a nap.
Smith denies those accusations.