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Day care workers fired after boy suspended from doorknob

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Three suburban Boston day care workers were fired after a toddler was allegedly hanged from a doorknob by his shirt.

Police say a worker at a KinderCare center in Framingham, Mass., suspended the 20-month-old boy while two others took pictures of the incident Oct. 10. The boy was not hurt, CBS Boston reported.

"What occurred was completely inappropriate and out of line with the standard of care we provide to families and the children entrusted to our care every day," Knowledge Universe, the parent company of KinderCare, said in a statement. "As we move forward, we will be doing everything in our power, including retraining all center staff, to ensure that nothing like this occurs again."

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care is conducting an investigation into the incident, but says currently no one is facing charges.

"EEC is working with local law enforcement and the Department of Children and Families to investigate the incident, and has learned that this educator was immediately suspended by Kinder Care," the department said in a statement.

Parents picking up their children from the facility Friday were unaware of the firing, but expressed surprise.

"The staff has been great, I've never had an issue, never had a complaint," said Dr. Mark Hanna, a parent. "I'm sure there's another side to this story that will come out, and we'll see what happens."

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