NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — A Pawtucket woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with an incident involving a child at a daycare center in North Smithfield.
Kelly Teixeira, 44, faces a single count of simple assault, North Smithfield police said Wednesday.
The arrest stems from a complaint from the parent of a child at Briarwood Child Academy on Pound Hill Road, according to police. While no specifics were provided, police said there was a “physical incident” directed at the child who was in Teixeira’s care.
Parents told 12 News that Teixeira is the daycare center’s director.
Efforts to reach Teixeira have been unsuccessful and the center declined to comment.
The R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) said it’s aware of the incident, but offered no further information.