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  • Submitted: Fri, February 29, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, August 28, 2012

  • Reported By:Swannanoa North Carolina
Asheville Country Day School
1318 Eliada Home Road Asheville, North Carolina U.S.A.

Asheville Country Day School Owner / Director Suspected of Abuse and Neglect Asheville North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: Parent

*Consumer Comment: Apology is not enough

*Consumer Comment: She could have fooled me and I'm sorry

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Why?

*Consumer Suggestion: WOW!!! This center is still open???

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: FOR "THIS IS SOOOO STUPID"!

*Consumer Comment: Parent Information Meeting

*Consumer Comment: Parent Information Meeting

*Consumer Comment: Parent Information Meeting

*Consumer Comment: To I can't complain,

*Consumer Comment: To I can't complain,

*Consumer Comment: To I can't complain,

*Consumer Comment: To I can't complain,

*Consumer Comment: This is soooooo Stupid

*Consumer Comment: SERVE AND PROTECT??? REALLY???

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: GET REAL!

*Consumer Comment: Psychic Ability?

*Consumer Suggestion: Law Enforcement?

*Consumer Comment: You should believe what has already been said!!

*Consumer Comment: Ignorance is Bliss!!!!

*Consumer Comment: You shouldn't believe the rumors!!

*Consumer Comment: NO MORE CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Parents Please!

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You may have heard the story recently aired by WLOS News 13 about a little boy named Landon who suffered a severe injury while under the care of Merinda Cutshaw at Asheville Country Day School (a/k/a Asheville Country Daycare). I know that rumors abound when an incident like this occurs. I have first hand knowledge of the situation and would like to set the story straight.

Little Landon's mother arrived to pick him up from daycare after receiving a call telling her that it was not an emergency, but Landon was hurt. When she got there, she found Landon passed out in a chair in an unattended classroom. His sweat pants were stretched to capacity from his swollen thigh. His mother immediately recognized the severity of the situation and rushed him to Parkridge Hospital. His teacher explained that Landon "was a little dramatic sometimes, so she really didn't think it was that big of a deal." The hospital explained that contrary to the director's opinion, this child had extremely low blood pressure and was in shock as a result of the extreme break and blood loss in his leg. He was immediately transferred to Mission Hospital for surgery. Mission did not have an orthopedic surgeon that could do the surgery, so he was then transferred to Winston Salem's Baptist Children's Hospital.

The bottom line here is that Landon suffered such a severe break to his femur that the doctors have compared it to a grown man skiing down a slope at 60 mph and crashing into a tree. The director's claim that this injury occurred when Landon "collided with another child" is absolutely absurd. The fact that no one has been able to offer an explanation that is anywhere near plausible raises even more suspicion in my eyes.

I am not related to the family. I was not present when Landon was hurt. I have not spoken to any of his doctors. I am, however, a close friend who has been kept abreast of every turn in this nightmare. You can't imagine what this family is going through. And as much as little Landon is suffering, the family's main concern at this point is that this kind of harm will NEVER happen to another child in care at this center.

If you are a parent trying to decide whether to place your child in the care of this center, or a concerned parent who's child is already attending this center, I urge you to contact the Henderson County Department of Social Services and North Carolina's State Licensing Board. Please inform yourself about the possible dangers.

Anonymous
Swannanoa, North Carolina
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/29/2008 10:01 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Asheville-Country-Day-School/Asheville-North-Carolina-28806/Asheville-Country-Day-School-Owner-Director-Suspected-of-Abuse-and-Neglect-Asheville-Nor-313531. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Donnac380 - (United States of America)

My daughter goes to this daycare and I have read these reports and just wanted to say that I have never seen anything negative from Asheville Country Day.  I ask my daughter everyday how her day was and how people treated her, she never has said anything bad.  I have talked to Miranda and most of the teachers and they are beyond sweet. My daughter is learning so much she has so many friends and runs into her classrooms of the morning.  Im not saying I dont believe the reports I just wanted to put what I knew out there. I have nothing negative to say!!!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Apology is not enough

AUTHOR: Mom - (U.S.A.)


It's sad to know that another child has been a victim of the owner of this daycare. It's good to know that someone witnessed her abuse first hand. Finally, someone to speak up for these kids. Although, in the case of landon, there was no witness. I'm sure that the family knows of this incident, but again there has been nothing done. What kind of system is allowing this woman to continue having kids under her care? A failing system if you ask me. Apologies to landons family im sure are not enough. There is nothing that can be done or said to take back the things that were said and done. We can only hope that he is healing physically and emotionally. This woman will get what is coming to her. What goes around comes around
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#3 Consumer Comment

She could have fooled me and I'm sorry

AUTHOR: I Can't Complain - (U.S.A.)

Ok sooooo I would like to say i am sorry for the comments i left last time!!! I witnessed an incident following the little landon one and it makes me wonder if something else could have happened that day to hurt Landon. So i'll admit that sticking up for her wasnt the best idea. That was very stupid of me and she should be shut down and those kids need to be protected.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Why?

AUTHOR: Barney123 - (U.S.A.)

First off as an ex-employee of the center in question, I am very appalled at the statement made that if you don't like working there walk out the door. There have been MANY people that have stoped working at that center and done just that, and its sad to say that many good hard working people left without even putting in any type of notice. Any parent that has children going to either center cannot deny the fact that both centers go through employees extremely fast. Ummmm come on now. Can all of these teachers be leaving for a reason....and why would so many people leave or "be fired"? The reason is because Merinda has either ran them off or they have been witness to activities that should not be happening. These people have came forward and are trying to stand up for the children, but it takes time to do investigations. I just feel sorry for the parents that think their child is in a safe secure environment. Hopefully one day if the centers are not shut down, then some parents will be enlightened.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

WOW!!! This center is still open???

AUTHOR: Childabusehater - (U.S.A.)

First off let me touch base on this "law enforcement employee". Are you the same one from the news who claimed you were a law enforcement employee while wearing an Asheville regional Airport employees shirt. Hmm sounds like a security guard to me. Thats not law enforcement thats called rent-a-cop. I agree with what everyone has said about you since you made that sorry excuse for a statement of defense for this child neglecter.... oh sorry I mean Merinda. How do you know so many details about what happened to Landon if you are a "law enforcement employee"? Second why is this center not shut down yet. Is it going to take an innocent child dying? Apparently two children sustaining serious injuries is not enough!!! Come on Merinda and "law enforcement employee" you dont have to have a doctorate in medicine to know that a femur bone does not break by two children colliding into each other. I don't even think an idiot would believe that lame excuse!! Come on its one of the strongest bones in the body regardless of age. I don't even think that him falling down the stairs (the second excuse given) would break that bone. Ok so which is the story your going to stick with stairs or children colliding??? If it is the stairs where was the teacher, where was Merinda, why was there no child gate preventing them from falling down the stairs? Sounds like concrete evidence of neglect to me. So to all you morons and I do mean MORONS defending Merinda...I hope you are confident enough in her to go down with her because it will happen and shame on you for trying to cover up such a person that would neglect todays youth!!!!!!!!!!
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

FOR "THIS IS SOOOO STUPID"!

AUTHOR: Kristdra - (U.S.A.)

First off who the H**L are you to come on here and tell people to "shut the h**l up"? If you are a teacher at any of these centers you obviously don't know that legally your are bound to report anything! And that is exactly what I did! I don't care how many people come on here defending Merinda, I as well as many other people including teachers that are there to this day. They really have no choice because they have family's to take care of on their own. But I had a choice and as you say "I got the hell out of there!" And I quote you, As for the ex-employees and their accusations. Please tell me if it was that bad why did you stay there through her doing all that there's a door in every room walk out it if it makes you that mad. My God some people aren't born with a brain. To that all I can say is you must have no brain! Anyone to come on here and make such ignorant comments as you have! HELLO were EX-EMPLOYEES that means we did get the hell out! I just wonder why when someone comes on here in Merindas defense why are they all Morons! I have tried to be civil and keep my personal comments to myself but you just took the cake on your post! And yes I corrected your many misspelled words! And nothing made me mad! The fact that she personally is abusing children bothered me and I didn't want to be involved in any kind of place that includes that as behavioral correction! I just hope that if you're a teacher that you pay better attention to what goes on around you! And they can have all the parent education meetings they want it is just her trying to cover the deep hole that she is already in! And this so called law enforcement lady must just be a dispatcher or something because I have never met someone that is actually in law enforcement bring it up so much and spill as much info as this person has which makes me believe that it's just a random person that has a child at this center that has no clue what happens when parents are not around! All I can say is I have seen many things and I know what happened! Just if parents take anything from this weather they believe what has been said by ex-employees or not just check the facts and do through research before deciding on a center, especially when looking at this one.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Parent Information Meeting

AUTHOR: Innocent Children - (U.S.A.)

After hearing about Landon and also learning that the director was holding an information meeting, I attended. At the conclusion of the meeting the parent who is in Law Enforcement made an open statement about the Center. She said that she and her husband were both in law enforcement and that they would never put their children in danger. She assured the other parents and visitors that they had done their research about the center and if she was comfortable having her children attend the center, that everyone could rest easy knowing she was comfortable and trusted the director and the center staff.

Unfortunately, she has put herself in a situation where her law enforcement endorsement has become a burden rather than a seal of approval. What I noticed about her at the meeting was the way she accentuated being in law enforcement, as though she was by definition more informed, more intelligent and more adept at knowing what the truth was in this case.

During the meeting and at its conclusion there was no evidence or proof of the information being shared, only hearsay and the word of the director, her staff and this well informed parent.

As well, seeing her comments on this site and her direct attack on Landon's family, shows that she is quite defensive, perhaps now knowing that she spoke too soon and without having done the research she professed to at the meeting.

Although I am not a parent of a child who attends the center, I was immediately alarmed by her intense comments and point of view. It sent red flags up. It appears that she has either heard or been given information that is/was private about the case. Including specifics that should never be shared with anyone but Landon's parents and in this case, DSS, Law Enforcement working on the case and others working on behalf of Landon and the other children at this center.

I am a parent and if there were any suspected or confirmed cases of neglect, abuse or any other suggestions of sub-par care, I would never take the chance and have my child attend. There are too many good daycare and pre-school choices in our community to continue to support one that has so much suspicion surrounding it.

My thoughts are with Landon and the little girl injured at the other location. These are the most innocent of victims. Most either do not have the vocabulary or may be too scared to say what happened. These are the precious little ones that we love, care for and protect. No matter what the final outcome is for this school and its' director, the lesson here is clear. Really do the research, compare different schools, ask direct questions, and if there is something that makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your gut instinct. Your children are the one and only important person when it comes to the decisions you make for them.
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Parent Information Meeting

AUTHOR: Innocent Children - (U.S.A.)

After hearing about Landon and also learning that the director was holding an information meeting, I attended. At the conclusion of the meeting the parent who is in Law Enforcement made an open statement about the Center. She said that she and her husband were both in law enforcement and that they would never put their children in danger. She assured the other parents and visitors that they had done their research about the center and if she was comfortable having her children attend the center, that everyone could rest easy knowing she was comfortable and trusted the director and the center staff.

Unfortunately, she has put herself in a situation where her law enforcement endorsement has become a burden rather than a seal of approval. What I noticed about her at the meeting was the way she accentuated being in law enforcement, as though she was by definition more informed, more intelligent and more adept at knowing what the truth was in this case.

During the meeting and at its conclusion there was no evidence or proof of the information being shared, only hearsay and the word of the director, her staff and this well informed parent.

As well, seeing her comments on this site and her direct attack on Landon's family, shows that she is quite defensive, perhaps now knowing that she spoke too soon and without having done the research she professed to at the meeting.

Although I am not a parent of a child who attends the center, I was immediately alarmed by her intense comments and point of view. It sent red flags up. It appears that she has either heard or been given information that is/was private about the case. Including specifics that should never be shared with anyone but Landon's parents and in this case, DSS, Law Enforcement working on the case and others working on behalf of Landon and the other children at this center.

I am a parent and if there were any suspected or confirmed cases of neglect, abuse or any other suggestions of sub-par care, I would never take the chance and have my child attend. There are too many good daycare and pre-school choices in our community to continue to support one that has so much suspicion surrounding it.

My thoughts are with Landon and the little girl injured at the other location. These are the most innocent of victims. Most either do not have the vocabulary or may be too scared to say what happened. These are the precious little ones that we love, care for and protect. No matter what the final outcome is for this school and its' director, the lesson here is clear. Really do the research, compare different schools, ask direct questions, and if there is something that makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your gut instinct. Your children are the one and only important person when it comes to the decisions you make for them.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Parent Information Meeting

AUTHOR: Innocent Children - (U.S.A.)

After hearing about Landon and also learning that the director was holding an information meeting, I attended. At the conclusion of the meeting the parent who is in Law Enforcement made an open statement about the Center. She said that she and her husband were both in law enforcement and that they would never put their children in danger. She assured the other parents and visitors that they had done their research about the center and if she was comfortable having her children attend the center, that everyone could rest easy knowing she was comfortable and trusted the director and the center staff.

Unfortunately, she has put herself in a situation where her law enforcement endorsement has become a burden rather than a seal of approval. What I noticed about her at the meeting was the way she accentuated being in law enforcement, as though she was by definition more informed, more intelligent and more adept at knowing what the truth was in this case.

During the meeting and at its conclusion there was no evidence or proof of the information being shared, only hearsay and the word of the director, her staff and this well informed parent.

As well, seeing her comments on this site and her direct attack on Landon's family, shows that she is quite defensive, perhaps now knowing that she spoke too soon and without having done the research she professed to at the meeting.

Although I am not a parent of a child who attends the center, I was immediately alarmed by her intense comments and point of view. It sent red flags up. It appears that she has either heard or been given information that is/was private about the case. Including specifics that should never be shared with anyone but Landon's parents and in this case, DSS, Law Enforcement working on the case and others working on behalf of Landon and the other children at this center.

I am a parent and if there were any suspected or confirmed cases of neglect, abuse or any other suggestions of sub-par care, I would never take the chance and have my child attend. There are too many good daycare and pre-school choices in our community to continue to support one that has so much suspicion surrounding it.

My thoughts are with Landon and the little girl injured at the other location. These are the most innocent of victims. Most either do not have the vocabulary or may be too scared to say what happened. These are the precious little ones that we love, care for and protect. No matter what the final outcome is for this school and its' director, the lesson here is clear. Really do the research, compare different schools, ask direct questions, and if there is something that makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your gut instinct. Your children are the one and only important person when it comes to the decisions you make for them.
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#10 Consumer Comment

To I can't complain,

AUTHOR: Sugarpie - (U.S.A.)

This whole think ISN'T "stupid" like you claim! What is stupid about warning other parents about this place, and keeping kids safe? In fact, I think it's brilliant! How many children could possibly be safe from this daycare, because of this site. I'm sure several!

Me as a parent (and others) do not have to stay out of it! The community and nation need to protect our children. That's why it made the news. got it? Also, when you say "keep your little lengthy comments of how he was in a room by himself out of it. If you don't know the truth and you don't then shut the heck up."
How do YOU know he WASN'T in a room alone??? Some claim he was. Were you there? Also, you sound a little bitter for someone that's just an outsider making comments.

You say let the daycare employees and director do their job, and stay out of their business. that's laughable since they obviously can't do their job to begin with, and when you're dealing with children. it's everyones business.

The person that wrote this is OBVIOUSLY an employee or the director herself.
One last thing, when you say "My God some people aren't born with a brain". are you referencing to yourself?
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#11 Consumer Comment

To I can't complain,

AUTHOR: Sugarpie - (U.S.A.)

This whole think ISN'T "stupid" like you claim! What is stupid about warning other parents about this place, and keeping kids safe? In fact, I think it's brilliant! How many children could possibly be safe from this daycare, because of this site. I'm sure several!

Me as a parent (and others) do not have to stay out of it! The community and nation need to protect our children. That's why it made the news. got it? Also, when you say "keep your little lengthy comments of how he was in a room by himself out of it. If you don't know the truth and you don't then shut the heck up."
How do YOU know he WASN'T in a room alone??? Some claim he was. Were you there? Also, you sound a little bitter for someone that's just an outsider making comments.

You say let the daycare employees and director do their job, and stay out of their business. that's laughable since they obviously can't do their job to begin with, and when you're dealing with children. it's everyones business.

The person that wrote this is OBVIOUSLY an employee or the director herself.
One last thing, when you say "My God some people aren't born with a brain". are you referencing to yourself?
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#12 Consumer Comment

To I can't complain,

AUTHOR: Sugarpie - (U.S.A.)

This whole think ISN'T "stupid" like you claim! What is stupid about warning other parents about this place, and keeping kids safe? In fact, I think it's brilliant! How many children could possibly be safe from this daycare, because of this site. I'm sure several!

Me as a parent (and others) do not have to stay out of it! The community and nation need to protect our children. That's why it made the news. got it? Also, when you say "keep your little lengthy comments of how he was in a room by himself out of it. If you don't know the truth and you don't then shut the heck up."
How do YOU know he WASN'T in a room alone??? Some claim he was. Were you there? Also, you sound a little bitter for someone that's just an outsider making comments.

You say let the daycare employees and director do their job, and stay out of their business. that's laughable since they obviously can't do their job to begin with, and when you're dealing with children. it's everyones business.

The person that wrote this is OBVIOUSLY an employee or the director herself.
One last thing, when you say "My God some people aren't born with a brain". are you referencing to yourself?
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#13 Consumer Comment

To I can't complain,

AUTHOR: Sugarpie - (U.S.A.)

This whole think ISN'T "stupid" like you claim! What is stupid about warning other parents about this place, and keeping kids safe? In fact, I think it's brilliant! How many children could possibly be safe from this daycare, because of this site. I'm sure several!

Me as a parent (and others) do not have to stay out of it! The community and nation need to protect our children. That's why it made the news. got it? Also, when you say "keep your little lengthy comments of how he was in a room by himself out of it. If you don't know the truth and you don't then shut the heck up."
How do YOU know he WASN'T in a room alone??? Some claim he was. Were you there? Also, you sound a little bitter for someone that's just an outsider making comments.

You say let the daycare employees and director do their job, and stay out of their business. that's laughable since they obviously can't do their job to begin with, and when you're dealing with children. it's everyones business.

The person that wrote this is OBVIOUSLY an employee or the director herself.
One last thing, when you say "My God some people aren't born with a brain". are you referencing to yourself?
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#14 Consumer Comment

This is soooooo Stupid

AUTHOR: I Can't Complain - (U.S.A.)

1st off I'd like to say that this whole thing is soooo stupid. If your not involved in the center it's self than stay the hell out of the entire thing. Watch it on the news fine I watched it myself, but keep your little lengthy comments of how he was in a room by himself out of it. If you don't know the truth and you don't then shut the heck up..Your just making matters worst for the family of the little boy and for the daycare. Sure its sad that he was hurt and yes I hope the best for little Landon but to be frank just leave the whole thing alone. Let the daycare employees do their jobs and the director do hers. STAY THE HELL OUT OF THEIR BUSINESS! As for the ex-employess and their accusations. Please tell me if it was that bad why did you stay there through her doing all that theres a door in every room walk out it if it makes you that mad. My God some people aren't born with a brain
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#15 Consumer Comment

SERVE AND PROTECT??? REALLY???

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

I can not believe what is happening here! I'm hearing comments from different sources and I honestly can not believe the negative things that are being said about the family of this little boy. The ONLY concern that ANYONE should have right now is Landon's safety and for him to have a speedy recovery. I understand how someone could and would defend a person that they know very well and I do believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty. That isn't what you are doing! You are attacking the family that this has happened to. THEY weren't there when the child was hurt, were you? Surely you MUST have been to know such details of the situation.

What does their financial status (or according to YOU, their lack of) have anything to do with Landon's injury? Are you saying that people that YOU THINK ARE BENEATH YOUR income level would lie, steal and cheat to benefit themselves? WOW! It seems to me that a law enforcement official (of all people) should not stereotype anyone! Obviously they can afford to have their child at the same facility as YOU! What is YOUR financial status? Is it more important to you to accuse the family of something than to let the people that are actually doing the investigation complete their job? Surely YOU are not assisting with THAT! It has already been said by others on this site as to your lack of professionalism. I'm sure that your co-workers are embarrassed to have you beside them! You have verbally attacked a small child and his family after a very serious injury. You really should be ashamed of yourself! How could you know anything about this family? What makes you think they "just moved here"? How dare you say something about that boy's teeth that you obviously know nothing about! If you did know the family, I would think that you would feel bad for them, not accuse them of making things up, saying that they are not taking proper care of their child's teeth and that probably don't even have medical insurance! I don't see how you can refer to prayer and God within your statements, and think that this is how God would want you to behave. But of course each person has their own agenda and everyone on this website can see through yours.

I don't know this family nor do I know this daycare facility, but I am a parent that cares about the safety of all children. I do know that someone in LAW ENFORCEMENT has no place on any website saying the things that you have posted! The fact (if it is a fact) that you are in law enforcement means NOTHING unless you are actively investigating this case and if THAT is what you are doing, then you MOST DEFINENTLY should not be commenting at all! If you are a parent of a child at this daycare, you certainly have the right to state your opinion, but just because you SAY you are in law enforcement doesn't make you a better judge of what happened than any other parent. I am not judging the family or the daycare, but I am absolutely mortified that in this day and age we have as "protectors of our community" people that behave this way toward a family that is going through such difficult times right now. I'm sure that when you made these comments and saying (many times) that you are in law enforcement that you have never been through something like this. Apparently if you had been in that same situation, you would have used that situation to cast out lies and accuse someone or anyone else in order to pay for your child's medical expenses. It sounds like you are just trying to deflect the blame. What kind of law enforcement officer are you? If you feel so strongly about what you are saying then I'm sure you were either present when the accident occurred or someone just told you about it. Repeating it over the Internet in a public forum is nothing less than gossip and spreading rumors. Did you not have an ethics class in your training or have you not been educated in the proper procedures and proper behavior of a law enforcement official? I don't recall anything being said in the news or in any reports that a law enforcement official was present at the time of the incident! If you are so sure of your version of the story that there is no abuse at the daycare in question, then identify yourself to the public and let the investigators know what YOU know and I'm sure that the case will be solved.

I will leave you with a quote from North Carolina's most famous Sheriff . . .

"YOU BEAT EVERYTHING BARNEY!"

SERIOUSLY!
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#16 UPDATE EX-employee responds

GET REAL!

AUTHOR: Kristdra - (U.S.A.)

First off I would like to say to the person who posted "god only knows" that if your not meridna you are someone that she has put up to posting this. Anyway as to your comment that all the prior claims at Leicester are due to irate ex-employees get a life! I was NOT FIRED! I quit as a matter of fact when I told Merinda that I quit she did all that she could to convince me not to! To me that does not sound like a bad employee to me! Also if you are involved in law enforcement you must not be to loyal to your community! You should be concerned and helping to find out what is really going on at these centers! As long as Merinda is the owner she will be at both locations at different times and as long as she is involved there is going to be abuse!

I saw first hand what happens and I can assure you that the only reason that no one has went on News 13 is because we all have been advised not to as it could harm the case. Also you failed to mention that the day when News 13 was going to air Asheville Country Day back in January before any of this happened to Landon, Your buddy Merinda failed to let you know that she had teachers lie and told the news reporter that she was not there! When her Escalade was right there in the parking lot!

Finally a teacher convinced her to go and speak with them. Now who sounds like the one with something to hide?! And I will comment all I want about this center because what I have said is true and I have no worries about you being law enforcement! Also you must be a pitiful sick person to make such comments about that poor innocent child like you have! He can't help how he looks. And even if the family has no insurance there are lots of community assistance that will help the family.

Also you sure know a lot of the terminology that we use in child care centers such as gross motor skills, most people outside of being a teacher don't even know that terminology! And why does it matter where she went to pick up the child? That has nothing to do with the case of him being hurt. I have been a daycare teacher for over ten years and have worked in some less than happy places but this is the first that I have EVER witnessed abuse! Your right maybe only god knows, but I also know what this woman (if you can even call her a woman) does to these children. I will pray not only for the children that attend any of her centers, I will also pray for you to find the truth! To Landons family I know the truth will come out for you!
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#17 Consumer Comment

Psychic Ability?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Do we have a psychic in our midst or just a poor unfortunate soul that is product of a poor gene pool? You have maliciously attacked Landen and his family by your comments relating to his health and insurance status. This is vital information that you could not possibly know,considering your status. Next, your comment
concerning the family's hopes for the worst case scenario just to collect restitution is appalling. Did you summon a genie for this information,or is this a product of your delusions?

I am awed that a law enforcement employee would make such false accusations toward a family in crisis. What do you do for the force?It must be a postion that lacks critical thinking skills.
Be prepared for court.
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#18 Consumer Suggestion

Law Enforcement?

AUTHOR: Atxpitbullmami - (U.S.A.)

If you were a Law Enforcement Official you will lose your job for commenting on a public forum about an ongoing investigation. So either you are lying, thinking that you will sound more crediable in your reply, or when I make this phone call to your citied police station refering him to this page, you will then lose your job. As Law Enforcement are NOT supposed to discuss ongoing investigations with ANYONE!
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#19 Consumer Comment

You should believe what has already been said!!

AUTHOR: Teresa - (U.S.A.)

Gullible means easily deceived or cheated. From your response you are gullible, yes that is spelled correct and so is yours. I am appalled that you would say such hurtful things to the parents of Landon. I am curious as to how you have so much information about Landon's injury. You even know when the mother was called, where she arrived, and there was seven witnesses. What does it matter what level the mother enter at?

Your statement "As an employee of law enforcement agency" it would appear that you would be more concerned with the safety of all the children. In law enforcement, you must have taken classes on child abuse. That would also mean that you are aware of the effects of mental and physical abuse on our children. That you would never enable a person to continue to harm children.

Referring to "what about the other center, she is there too", The other center is where my granddaughter's collarbone was broken, while in Miranda's care. The DSS is still investigating and all of the employees are cooperating with them. IT IS NOT CLOSED!! You might want to call WLOS and have them put you on camera, the public would trust a law enforcement person to tell the truth.

I am also puzzled by your statement, "God is the one who knows the real truth",Just pray about it." then you go on to accuse Landon's family of going public to sue. No, you are not a doctor, but you know a lot about Landon and his family. The information you have right down to Landon's teeth is far more information than any one else. I know I am not the only one wondering how you know so much. If you are a law enforcement official, you did put it in twice, sworn to protect the public, then yes we all need to pray.
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#20 Consumer Comment

Ignorance is Bliss!!!!

AUTHOR: You'll See - (U.S.A.)

"Only God Knows",

From your vivid imagination, you have conjured up numerous fallacious conceptions about Landon and his family. You have foolishly published these statements on this website. Not only have you blatantly defamed the character of the family, but you are now liable for your scandalous remarks. As "an employee of a law enforcement agency" your unprofessional behavior is inexcusable.

SHAME ON YOU!!!!
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#21 Consumer Comment

You shouldn't believe the rumors!!

AUTHOR: Only God Knows - (U.S.A.)

OKAY so, let's get started. There are so many rumors that are going around and so many gullable people to believe them. So evidently you all must be the gullable ones.

This is definetly a very sad time for this family as thier child was injured at Asheville Country Day School, but it was a freak accident. As an employee of a law enforcement agency the truth needs to be out there. The little boy was playing with a parachut with 5 other kids and the teacher when he and another child took off running in the indoor area used for gross motor skills. The two little boys collided and they both fell. One little boy got up and was fine the other continued to cry. When he was picked up he was checked to see if there was a noticeable break. There was not.

He was then stood up to see if he could stand he could not so mom was then called within 10 minutes of the accident. Mom couldn't be reached and so they tried dad. Dad said try mom again at her work number. Mom was then finally gotten at work and was told that the little boy had fell and that he needed to be picked up and taken to the doctor to get checked out. Mom was there to get the little boy within 15 mins of the call. When mom got there the little boy was sitting in a chair with his leg propped up on a stool sitting right next to his teacher. Mom showed up, but tried to pick him up in the upper level of the building? Why would she try to pick him up on the top part of the building when everday she drops and picks her child up in his classroom that is on the bottom part of the building? Don't ask me ask mom? Wierd if you ask me?!

ANYWAYS, this all took place within 30 mins of the initial injury. That daycare policy stated that in the event of an emergency parents would be contacted first and would have the option of picking up thier child or having them transported and mom chose to pick up her son.

Now, the rumors that are floating around have been started by a 4 year old who wasn't even in the same class as the little boy. He is saying that the little boy fell down the stairs. How does he know? I know that you want to believe everything that your children tell you, but you shouldn't, especially if they aren't even around the boy at all!!!

Another rumor is the child was left alone in an unattended room by himself in shock bleeding to death. There was nothing petruding through the little boy's skin to cause bleeding and the little boy was not left alone. There are atleast 7 witnesses to the account.

Now, people are saying "you should believe all this it is abuse, what about the other center, she is doing it up there too,". That is an investigation that was started by ex employees who were mad that they were fired for not doing thier jobs. This investigation is in the closing stages and is so far found to be unsubstantial evidence. In fact the former employees don't even want to be apart of this investigation any longer because they don't want to go on camera to news 13!! Who is fibbing now? NOT ME!!!

I just pray that the truth will be known to everyone who is falling for the rumors started by a 4 year old.
If people are so concerned then they should just PRAY!! God is the one who knows the real truth!! It is not our job to worry about it. Just pray about it.

If I was the family of this child I would probably try to start rumors too!! Seeing how that family had just recently moved here and started new jobs and most likely doesn't have any insurance to pay for thier medical bills. I would want the worst to happen to so that I could sue and pay for my child's medical bills. Did anyone see the close up of the child? He had all rotten teeth! Do you think this might have anything to do with his leg breaking so easily? I think it might, but I am not a doctor just a law enforcement official.(Rotten teeth are normally the first sign of having a calcium defficiency)

I am just going to pray for the best for everyone involved. You should too!!
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#22 Consumer Comment

NO MORE CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER

AUTHOR: Teresa - (U.S.A.)

I am so sorry about young Landon. This should never have happened. My granddaughter is also a victim of Miranda Cutshaw. She is the one who teachers have written about; at only two, her collarbone was broken.

My daughter was asked by DSS not to talk to the media because it might harm their investigation.

Miranda did the same thing with my daughter that she did with Landon's parents. She said when asked her collarbone must have been broken somewhere else. DSS is trying very hard to complete their investigation, it is just a shame that another child has been injured.

In our society, we force both parents to work in order to provide a good life for their children. This means that parents must put their children in daycare. It is a shame that Miranda choose the field in which children's well being was placed in her hands.

It is my prayer that the parents of children at either location of Asheville Country Day pay close attention to what has been reported by parents and teachers. I am very grateful for the teachers who have spoken up. They are the heroes in this travesty. The people we have entrusted to care for them should never harm our children.

Teresa
Alexander, North Carolina
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#23 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Parents Please!

AUTHOR: Kristdra - (U.S.A.)

I have also filed a report on here about this center. Many people think that it is a result of upset ex employees. It's not & I hope that after seeing this story last night on the news that parents do research. After working there I have seen so many acts of abuse by Merenda. I would like to contact or be contacted by Landons family because if need be I will go to court and testify and I know at least three other teachers that would be willing to do the same. I can be reached at (((ROR redacted))). I hope and pray that something is done about this because I don't understand why two children while under her supervision have been hurt so badly, grant it children do get hurt that's a given but why would two children on two seperate occasions get so severly hurt while in Merendas care? I don't want to see a child get hurt or even worse.

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