Photos Of Michelle Gregg, Deonne Dickerson & Son Isiah: Father Of Child Who Fell In Zoo Has Lengthy Criminal History

Photos Of Michelle Gregg, Deonne Dickerson & Son Isiah: Father Of Child Who Fell In Zoo Has Lengthy Criminal History

As the Cincinnati Police reviews the circumstances that led to a four-year old climbing into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, which led to Harambe the gorilla getting shot dead, questions are now also being asked about who the boy’s parents are and if their past had something to do with a recent incident that seriously endangered their son.


Michelle Gregg

The boy’s mother, Michelle Gregg, has been working around children recently. According to a report from Mary Cummins, Gregg serves as an administrator for the Little Blossoms Academy in Cincinnati. According to its website, the preschool caters to children aged three to five in order to help them “thrive in kindergarten.”

Disturbingly, Cummins found that there are two non compliance reports filed against the school. One of which has been deemed a “serious risk” since it concerns the first page of a medication form not being secured for the administration of an inhaler that was listed on the Children’s Records Review form.

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Deonne Dickerson

According to a report from Mail Online, the boy’s father Deonne Dickerson is a 36-year old with a long criminal history. Back in 2006, he was sentenced to a year in prison for a drug trafficking conviction. Aside from this, he has also had trouble with the law due to charges of kidnapping, burglary, firearms offenses, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

However, with Gregg and their four children, Dickerson was finally turning his life around. In fact, his recent posts on social media were all about the joys of family life. He reportedly now works as a sorter at an industrial equipment supplier in Cincinnati.

Isiah Dickerson

Isiah was taken to the Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As previously reported by Morning News USA, the boy’s mother, Michelle Gregg had posted an update on her son’s condition on her Facebook page saying, ” My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes … no broken bones or internal injuries …” The said post, however, has since been deleted.

Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson Update

Today, a group on Facebook called Investigate Michelle Gregg is leading a petition to have Child Protective Services look into Gregg and her family. The petition has already garnered 60,580 supporters.

As for Gregg, she took to her Facebook page following the incident saying, “As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child and if anyone knows me I keep a tight watch on my kids.” It seems the post and her page have since been deleted. The petition says that Greg intends to sue the Cincinnati Zoo for neglect.

Also read: Cincinnati Gorilla Killed: Blamed Mother Of Child Speaks Up

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