Woman who worked with children charged with child abuse in Madison

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MADISON, Ala. – A woman police say contracted for a home school cooperative has been charged with child abuse.

Brianna Lachelle Robinson, 24, was booked into the Madison County Jail Tuesday afternoon on a charge of torture or willful abuse of a child.

Police tell WHNT News 19 that Robinson was contracted through another company to work at Cardinal School Inc. in Madison.

The Cardinal School board of directors released the following statement:

“Cardinal School, Inc. is aware of the allegations of suspected abuse. The person being charged is not, and has not ever been, a Cardinal School, Inc. employee, nor was she contracted by Cardinal School, Inc. to provide any services. The incident in question did not, and is not suspected of, occurring in a Cardinal School, Inc. classroom. All employees have fully cooperated with the investigation, as requested, thus far and will continue to do so. Due to sensitive nature and on-going investigation we will not be making any further comments at this time. – Cardinal School, Inc. Board of Directors”

Robinson turned herself in. Madison police said they obtained an arrest warrant after a complaint was made .

Cardinal School is a home school cooperative designed for students with learning differences, according to the company’s website.

Robinson was released from jail Tuesday after posting a $2,500 bond.

Note: This story previously stated that Robinson was an employee at Cardinal School Inc. Police have since told us that she did, in fact, work for a different company that contracts with Cardinal School.

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