First they were told their 3-year-old had a fall at his childcare centre, First Skool at Toa Payoh. Then they had the presence of mind to demand to see the CCTV footage and the videos showed their son being dragged to a corner and roughly pushed down, and later dragged away when he couldn't stand properly.
Doctors at KK Hospital confirmed that the boy had a hairline fracture in the shin (seen in this photo shared by his parents on Facebook).
The father took videos of the CCTV footage and uploaded them to YouTube.
This is Video 1:
And this is Video 2:
I hope the law comes down hard on this child abuse case. Shocking stuff. I just visited the parents' Facebook page at 3am, and they say their 3-year-old has been waking up every half an hour screaming in pain. I feel their anguish, man. Be strong and get well soon, little boy!
(UPDATED WITH PRESCHOOL MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSE)
PRE-SCHOOLER FRACTURES SHIN AFTER ALLEGED ABUSE BY TEACHER
Parents of a 3 year boy have lodged a police report against a pre-school teacher for allegedly abusing their son, and causing him to suffer a fracture on his leg.
The incident allegedly happened on Friday morning.
Video clips from CCTV recordings at the My First Skool centre in Toa Payoh Central which showed the incident, have since gone viral.
One clip showed a woman dragging a young boy to a corner of the classroom, and pushing him to the floor.
A second clip showed the boy - still in the corner - trying but failing to stand on his own, and then being dragged away by the same woman.
The boy's mother told 938LIVE she was informed by staff of the centre while she was at work that her child was complaining of pain, and that he had had a fall.
At the KK Women's and Children's Hospital, doctors confirmed the boy has a hairline fracture in his shin.
When the parents returned to the pre-school centre, they demanded to see the CCTV recording of the classroom, following which they filed a police report.
When contacted, police confirmed they are investigating the incident.
A spokesperson for My First Skool said they are co-operating fully with the police on the case of alleged child abuse.
And the teacher involved has been suspended from all duties with immediate effect.
The spokesperson said the safety and welfare of the children in their care is their top priority, and they take this responsibility very seriously.
She added: "Our main focus now is the child's welfare and we will do all we can to assist the family on the care of the child during this period. The centre principal was with the child at all times during his visit to the doctors yesterday. The parents of the child has requested for a transfer to another centre in our network and we are doing all possible to manage this transition in the best interests of the child."