A teacher in Palm Bay was arrested after a 16-month-old child was found with “suspicious injuries,” according to police.

Police said they responded to Pineapple Cove Academy on Aug. 21 as part of the child abuse investigation.

Police said that 56-year-old Sherena Budhu, a teacher at the academy, had inflicted bruises and scratches on the child at school while in Budhu’s care.

Budhu had been employed at the school for around a year, and she was immediately placed on administrative leave as detectives investigated the case, the release shows.

Pineapple Cove released this statement online earlier last, then removed it.

Budhu was arrested on Aug. 23 on a charge of aggravated child abuse.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.


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