Etowah Co. daycare worker arrested for aggravated child abuse

An Etowah County day care worker has been arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse.{} Police arrested Karen Lynn Rowland Tuesday.{} The 41 year old Piedmont resident is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse.{}

Officers say Rowland screamed and cursed at two 4 year old children.{} She then allegedly hit one child in the face with a folder and slammed the other child's head down against a table.{} The incidents, which were captured on video, happened the week of February 10th.

Rowland was booked at the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on a $10,000 bond.{} The investigation is ongoing.