PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- (WPIX/AP) -- Prosecutors have agreed to recommend probation for a former New Jersey preschool director accused of using a knife to threaten two 4-year-olds.
The Union County prosecutor’s office said Adetokunbo Akinnaso, 64, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of fourth-degree child abuse in Superior Court, NJ.com reports.
Akinnaso was the director of the Dawn To Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center in Plainfield when prosecutors alleged she brandished a knife after two 4-year-olds were brought to her office for disciplinary reasons earlier this year.
“My child and another child were being disciplined at the time they were brought to the directors office,” Raymond Moss, the father of one of the students, told PIX11. “At that time a knife was pulled out and she told my child she was going to cut his fingers off if he does not behave.”
The children weren’t injured and the school district said she was immediately removed from her job.
Mark Spivey, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, said Akinnaso agreed as part of her plea never to seek employment at a job working with children.