Mother Who Dropped 2-Year-Old Son Into Cheetah Exhibit Is Childcare Worker


The mother who dropped her 2-year-old son into a cheetah exhibit at a Cleveland zoo is the assistant director of a childcare center, a spokeswoman for the preschool revealed on the same day the woman was charged with child endangerment.

Michelle Schwab was charged with misdemeanor child endangering Monday after allegedly dangling and dropping her son into the cheetah exhibit at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Saturday, according to the zoo and court documents.

The toddler was hospitalized with a leg injury after his parents jumped into the exhibit to pull him out, according to NBC affiliate WKYC.

Schwab is the assistant director at the Sawmill Road KinderCare in Columbus, spokeswoman Colleen Moran, told NBC News. Moran said in a statement that Schwab “is currently home with her family, and will remain out of our center while this issue is investigated and addressed.”

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SOURCE: NBC News, Elisha Fieldstadt

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