Investigators say two former day care workers in Cranford, New Jersey, encouraged preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground. They then recorded the fights and shared them with their friends, according to a report by WCBS.
Investigators say Light Bridge Academy employees Erica Kenny and Chanese White would record the fights between children ages 4 to 6 and send them to friends via Snapchat, an app that deletes the videos after 10 seconds. Investigators were able to obtain some of the videos after a recipient recorded it.
The fights showed "about a dozen children -- boys and girls between the ages 4 and 6 -- just fighting, throwing each other to the ground, hitting each other," said Union County Prosecutor Grace Park told WCBS, adding that she is unaware of any injuries to the children "but we are still investigating the case."
Jaclyn Falzarano, Light Bridge Academy's vice-president, said Kenny and White were immediately fired.
"What we will like to focus on is all of the children are safe that is our number one priority. We've been in constant communication with our parents to let them know that we are here to nurture the care and education of their children," Falzarano told WCBS.
Both workers have been charged with child abuse and one faces an additional charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
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