So holy shit... this happened apparently.... and I'm thinking this is pretty fucked up although judging by the article none of the kids were seriously hurt but still...
Unless a heroin ring run by adorable Corgis is uncovered in Ohio this afternoon, we’re confident that this toddler fight club in Delaware will take the cake for “Most Discouraging Story About America” today.
Three women, all of them day care workers, were arrested Monday after police uncovered a cell phone video in which they could be seen organizing (and pretty much refereeing) fights between toddlers, according to CNN
The toddlers were not seriously injured, but they were “clearly hurting each other,” said Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump.
Authorities have not released the video but say one day care worker said “No pinching, only punching” after one of the boys complained that the other had pinched him.
The video purportedly shows seven other children seated in the room with their backs to the fighting, according to police.
“It’s not like they didn’t know what was going on, and they were just encouraging them to continue,” Stump said. “One of the children attempted to run, but one of the teachers pushes him back into the fray.
Police are investigating the possibility that this was not an isolated incident, but at this time have no reason to believe it was not.
We’ve done some pretty bad things, you guys, but I think toddler fight club takes the cake for the worst thing ever done. I just don’t understand how three women in their right minds (well, I guess there is nothing “right” about their minds) never stopped and thought, “Hey wait a minute, we’re doing something dastardly and probably shouldn’t force toddlers to fight each other.” Weird.