Georgia Preschool Teachers Arrested After Horrified Parent Witnesses Alleged Abuse on Livestream

Police in Roswell first started looking into the allegations on June 3

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Footage from the alleged incident. Photo: Courtesy Roswell Police Department

Two preschool teachers are facing criminal charges in Georgia for allegedly abusing children left in their care — all while parents watched in horror through a live video stream.

Since their arrests on Monday, Zeina Alostwani, 40, and Soriana Briceno, 19, have both been dismissed from their positions at the Parker-Chase Preschool in Roswell.

Both women have been charged with first-degree cruelty to children. It was unclear Wednesday if either had appeared before a judge to enter pleas to those charges.

According to a statement, the Roswell Police were first contacted by a concerned parent on June 3 — a day after the alleged abuse.

"That parent reported logging onto the camera system and seeing concerning physical contact between Alostwani and Briceno against several children in the classroom," reads the statement.

In footage from the stream, provided to PEOPLE, several students are seen sitting in a circle. Alostwani can be seen walking up behind one of them, and it appears she steps on the student's hand.

She also appears to violently knee another child in the back.

Briceno can be seen in the footage on her knees, speaking closely to one child. She then appears to push the forehead of another child backward.

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"As a result of the investigation into the actions contained in that video, both teachers were arrested," reads the statement.

Additional alleged victims have since come forward.

Investigators are now skimming through weeks of footage, to see if additional charges are warranted.

It was unclear if either woman had a lawyer.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100. Anonymous information can be also provided through Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.

If you suspect child abuse, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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