Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28, have been criminally charged for staging brawls between kids at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, New Jersey.
The teachers would send Snapchat videos to friends of the kids fighting. Footage included group melees and one-on-one matches, just like the movie “Fight Club,” which apparently inspired the violence, prosecutors said.
Day care officials have said that teachers were encouraging the children to push and shove one another, but claims this is an “isolated incident.”
The day care centre has now tried to make sure that parents who know about Toddler Fight Club do not talk about Toddler Fight Club, but that hasn’t worked.
“It’s making me freak out. I am concerned,” one mother with a 3-year-old said. “I’m shocked and disgusted,” she added.
Apparently the centre sent out an email to parents that confessed children in the Khaki Kangaroo and Brown Bear classrooms had been encouraged to fight by staffers “at times.” Would the fact it’s “at times” or “full time” really make a difference to parents?
It is believed the fights were revealed by someone who managed to record one of the Snapchat videos.
Erica Kenny and Chanese White have been fired and both have also been charged with fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny has an additional charge of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.
Personally, I’d like to see them have their access to Brad Pitt and Edward Norton movies revoked as well. I jest, but in all seriousness, this is fucking appalling.