Three US childcare workers videotaped a fight between 3-year-old children in their care and encouraged the toddlers to pummel each other as they laughed about it, according to court documents.
The three Delaware women were charged on Monday with assault and other offences after police obtained the video. Officials suspended the licence of their employer, the Hands of Our Future daycare, the same day.
Officials say the incident occurred in March.
Clearly one of the children is crying and does not want to continue on and he is pushed back into the fray by one of the adults,â€™ Dover Police Captain Tim Stump told KYW-TV.
A mother of a child at the same day care, Cristyal Slack, said that her four-year-old daughter was in the room and witnessed the attack when the fight happened in March.
â€˜That pissed me off just because I feel if my daughter is around anything, I should have known,â€™ Slack said.
â€˜I canâ€™t ever believe in a million years,â€™ another stunned mother, Amy Bickling, said, â€˜I mean I would have to see the proof to believe it.â€™