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NEW INFORMATION:Trial continues against former juvenile justice facility employee

MILTON  --  Trial is going on right now for a former employee of the Milton Girls Juvenile Residential Facility.

Shannon Abbott faces multiple charges including felony child abuse and battery for an incident last August.
   
Surveillance video shows Abbott shoving a girl against a wall and then to the floor.
  
The girl in the video is 16-year-old Moesha Bailey. She was the only witness called by the state.

Bailey admits to being a troubled teen with anger issues, but told jurors, she did nothing to warrant the take down.
  
Earlier in the day, Bailey admitted to threatening to hit another girl at the facility with a book and chair.
  
Staff took her to a conference room to try and calm her down.
At one point Abbott escorted Bailey to the day room and threw her to the floor.
  
Bailey says she doesn't remember saying anything to Abbott.
Bailey described her injuries to the jury.

Moesha Bailey: "The right side of my cheek and bust out of"
The defense however is arguing that this take down is standard procedure.
   
Staff at the facility are instructed to use this method when a youth is being non-compliant.

This method is meant to calm down someone who is angry and believed to be a danger to staff and other residents.