State officials investigating abuse allegation at Hyde Park YMCA

BOSTON (WHDH) - State officials are investigating an abuse allegation at the Thomas M. Menino YMCA in Hyde Park.

In a statement Wednesday, the YMCA said: “On July 31, a camp counselor at the Thomas M. Menino YMCA Day Camp in Hyde Park was compelled to control the behavior of a camper who was striking her. The counselor took hold of the child’s arm to prevent him from striking her, and possibly causing injury to himself and others.”

The statement continued, “The YMCA immediately notified the child’s parents of the incident and filed a report with the appropriate state agency. The YMCA also managed the situation in accordance with its Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy. As always, the priority of the YMCA of Greater Boston is the health, safety and well-being of those we serve.”

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