A FURIOUS mother punched a daycare worker after finding out her one-year-old son was allegedly beaten up at a US nursery, reports claim.
Tiffany Griffin arrived at the centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, to find little Jesse's face horribly swollen and covered in cuts.
The worker she punched is now being investigated as a suspect, according to a police report seen by Fox 59.
She claimed Jesse was attacked by a two-year-old girl but Griffin said there was "no way" a child that small could inflict those wounds.
The mum-of-two showed off her son's sickening injuries on a Facebook live video shortly after the alleged attack on Monday.
She later added: "She the [suspected child] didn't seem like the violent type.
"Her mom said she might scratch but when she seen the picture she started crying and said her baby wouldn't do anything like that."
Trouble started when Griffin was summoned to Kiddiegarden nursery just hours after dropping off her two sons.
She later admitted to being so outraged by Jesse's injuries that she punched the day care worker.
Griffin, who started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Jesse's college tuition, told WXIN-TV her son was hospitalised for his injuries.
Kiddiegarden owner Haben Ghebremichael also said Jesse was beaten up by a young girl who had "blood on her hands".
She said it was not uncommon for that child to act out but "the extent of the injuries just blows our minds".
Ghebremichael also defended the daycare worker who was punched, saying they separated the two kids.
The nursery started receiving angry phone calls from locals after news of the boy's injuries spread.
She said Kiddie Garden was closed on Tuesday and she is not sure when it will reopen.
Kiddiegarden released a statement to say it was "deeply saddened" by what happened to Jesse.
It added: "Kiddiegarden has never had any accusations of abuse or maltreatment from any of our children or parents.
"This was truly a sad, shocking and unfortunate event. We have been diligently working with law enforcement, child protective services, as well as state agencies on this matter.
"Our hearts go out to Jesse and his family and are praying for his well being."
Indianapolis police spokesman Officer Aaron Hamer said Tuesday that detectives are investigating, but that no arrest has been made.