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  • NJ Daycare Workers Accused Of Running Kiddie ‘Fight Club’

    Two New Jersey women faced charges of child abuse Monday for allegedly running a “fight club” among boys and girls under their supervision at a day care center, Union County prosecutors said.

    Investigators said the daycare workers  – Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28 – provoked preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford last month. while referencing the movie “Fight Club.”

    Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said that one of the defendants “can be heard referencing the activity as ‘Fight Club,’ quoting from the book and movie of the same name in encouraging the children to engage each other physically.”

    “About a dozen children — boys and girls between the ages 4 and 6 — just fighting; throwing each other to the ground; hitting each other,”  the prosecutor said.

    Kenny allegedly shot video of the fights and sent them to a group of people on the app Snapchat, prosecutors said. The Snapchat videos only last 10 seconds and then disappear, but investigators were able to find the video after someone recorded it.

    The footage shows about a dozen boys and girls shoving each other to the ground and trying to hit each other, according to prosecutors.

    Investigators are looking into whether the fights were ongoing.

    Kenny and White are accused of child abuse. Kenny also faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

    White faces up to 18 months in prison. Kenny could get up to five years.

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