DeKalb day care where 3 workers arrested loses license

A DeKalb County day care where three teachers were arrested has lost its license from the state of Georgia, officials said Wednesday.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) said it revoked the license for Clarkston First Baptist Academy on Oct. 3.

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“This action is taking place in response to multiple incidents of inappropriate discipline at the facility,” DECAL officials said.

Channel 2 Action News first reported on parents’ claims of abuse at the day care in July after a mother said her child was thrown around by workers.


Video showed a teacher appear to pick the child up by his arms and then his shirt and then throw him down.

Two workers, Autumn Coney and Bernetta Glover, were arrested in August and charged with first-degree child abuse.

The day care’s owner, Angela Moore, was later arrested on charges that she didn’t report the abuse.

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The day care has 10 days to appeal the revocation to an administrative law judge.

“Parents impacted by this situation can connect with child care resources at or by calling the toll-free number 1-877-ALL GA KIDS,” DECAL officials said. “Parents will be assisted in locating quality child care options.”