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December 22, 2011

Child’s broken arm being looked at as crime

Mother says teacher is responsible

ROCKWALL — Police arrested a former employee of the The Lighthouse Private School who alledgedly broke a 2-year-old’s arm early in December.

Kristen Bissonnet said her son Lukas Smithey came home from day care Dec. 7 with his arm broken at his elbow. She was initially told her son fell resulting in the injury, but the following day information regarding Smithey’s teacher, Crystal Crowsey, came to light.

“One of the other teachers said they saw his (Lukas’) teacher lift him up by one arm and start shaking him,” she said.

Bissonnet said the day after the incident she was called into the school to discuss her son’s arm.

“They told me at the school that Lukas’ teacher was fired,” she said.

The school has paid all of Smithey’s medical bills thus far Bissonnet said.

Owner of The Lighthouse Private School Amy Sanders said Crowsey was fired as soon as she found out what had actually transpired.

“I wish I could know what people will do when they’re hired, but you can’t,” Sanders said.

The school has video recording equipment in each classroom that wasn’t working when Smithey’s arm was broken, but that issue has since been remedied, according to Sanders.

“We fixed all of the equipment the next week so now if there is a future incident we will have in on tape,” she said.

Bissonnet said she also noticed bruises on her son’s legs and filed criminal charges against the teacher.

Lt. Kirk Aldridge of the Rockwall Police Department said Crowsey was arrested last night and charged with injury to a child. 

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