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Daycare employee seen pushing and striking children, according to Lexington County Sheriff’s report

More charges have been filed against a Lexington woman already accused of hurting a child while employed at a daycare.

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Shayna Nicole McKnight, 36, is charged with three counts of cruelty to children and two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child, according to arrest warrants.

More abuse cases associated with Windsor Academy came to light after we announced the arrests of McKnight and two other employees in April, Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “As detectives reviewed security cam footage,

McKnight can be seen putting children at unreasonable risk of harm due to her actions on five separate occasions in March.

”McKnight swaddled infants and positioned them so they were unable to move in a crib and on the floor, according to Koon. Detectives said McKnight would then leave the infants unattended.

“McKnight can also be seen on security cam footage pushing and striking children, and pulling the hair of an infant,” Koon said. “These actions led to the cruelty to children charges.”

McKnight was arrested and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center Thursday morning.