Preschool director accused of pulling the knife on the 4-year-olds

PLAINFIELD, N. J. – A New Jersey pre-school administrator accused of threatening two misbehaving students with a knife is facing charges.

Union County prosecutors say 64-year-old Adetokunbo Akinnaso, of Sicklerville, was charged with two counts of abuse or neglect of children. She has removed from her post and could face up to three years in prison if convicted on both counts.

Akinnaso was the director of Dawn To Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center in Plainfield when the two 4-year-olds were brought to her office for disciplinary reasons earlier this year. Prosecutors say she waved a knife and threatened to harm the children if they continue to misbehave.

The children were not harmed in the incident.

It is not known whether Akinnaso has retained a lawyer. The kindergarten has declined comment.

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