Preschool Director Accused of Pulling Knife on 4-Year-Olds

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March 15, 2018USshare
Preschool Director Accused of Pulling Knife on 4-Year-Olds
A Plainfield preschool administrator brandished a knife at students earlier this year and threatened to hurt them if they kept misbehaving, authorities said Wednesday.
Marisa Iati and Sara Jerde

The director of Dawn To Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center, Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso, is charged with two counts of cruelty or neglect of children, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Neither of the two 4-year-olds who were threatened were injured, prosecutors said.

Akinnaso, 64, of Sicklerville, surrendered to law enforcement Tuesday and was released pending a first court appearance on April 2.

No one answered the phone at a number listed for Akinnaso in public records, and she did not immediately respond to a Facebook message requesting comment.

A woman who came to the phone at the preschool declined to comment and said Akinnaso was not there.

Dawn To Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center serves students through age 13, but prosecutors said the alleged threats happened only on the preschool portion of the campus.

The case was referred to the county prosecutor’s office from the state Department of Children and Families Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit.

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