Former workers sentenced for day care fights


ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced two fired day care workers in New Jersey to three years’ probation for instigating scuffles among the children as part of what prosecutors called a “Fight Club.”

The judge told 23-year-old Erica Kenny and 29-year-old Chanese White they knowingly or unknowingly created a “recipe for disaster.”

Kenney and White pleaded guilty to child abuse charges.

Authorities say Kenny and White instigated the “Fight Club” among children ages 4 to 6 at the Lightbridge Academy in Cranford in August 2015. Authorities also say Kenny recorded video of the fights and shared the clips with several friends on social media.

About a dozen boys and girls were shown shoving one another to the ground and trying to hit one another. The children apparently didn’t suffer any serious injuries.


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