Former Mt. Pleasant teacher facing more charges at daycare

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A 36-year-old woman who was charged last month with throwing a child against the wall is now facing charges for allegedly forcing chips down a boy's throat at a daycare in Mt. Pleasant where she was formerly employed.

Kelli Walker is charged with unlawful conduct towards a child and was given a $50,000 bond on Monday.

An affidavit states between June 28 and July 5 of this year, Walker held a 5-year-old boy's head back and forced nacho chips into his mouth until he started gagging at the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy on 753 Longpoint Rd.

Authorities say the incident was witnessed by an assistant teacher at the center.

Last month, Walker was arrested and charged with cruelty to children in connection to an incident that was reported on July 25. In that incident, a woman reported to police that her daughter was assaulted by Walker at the Sunshine House.

Walker is accused of flicking a 4-year-old girl in the mouth, and throwing her up against a wall.

An incident report states that Walker plucked the girl on the mouth four or five times causing the girl's bottom lip to bleed. The director of the school said Walker also snatched the girl by the arm and threw her up against a wall.

According to a police report, the mother said Walker was on probation at the school for another incident. The police report also states Walker was fired from the school on July 26.

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