A preschool director in New Jersey has admitted to pulling out a knife and threatening to cut off the fingers of 4-year-olds.
Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso, 64, the former director of Dawn to Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center in Plainfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of fourth-degree child abuse in Superior Court in Union County. She will likely get probation and will be out of childcare for the rest of her life.
The incident occurred in February, when she held a steak knife to the children’s fingers in an attempt to discipline them and have them throw their trash out. Several of the victim’s parents have voiced displeasure with the agreement, believing that Akinnaso deserved more than probation.