DES PERES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Authorities are investigating allegations that a staff member shook a young child at a west St. Louis County school last week.
Charles Elbert, an attorney for Hope Montessori Academy in Ballwin, said the alleged incident was reported through the state of Missouri's child abuse/neglect hotline. He said the school let go of three staff members shortly after a child was allegedly shaken, but Elbert would not say whether the firings were related to the case.
Several parents of children who attend Hope Montessori told News 4's Mike Colombo they were not aware of the alleged incident.
Representatives from Social Services said they are prohibited from commenting on the case.