A mom from St. Louis, Missouri sued a local daycare center for $25,000 in damages, saying they pitted young children against each other in “fight club”-style brawls. In a video taken by Nicole Merseal’s 10-year-old son, a child probably not much older than four-years-old can be seen pummeling another kid in the face while wearing a hulk glove, even when the victim was already pushed to the floor – all while the teachers egged them on.
The thing is, this all happened back in 2016… so why is it coming up now? Because Merseal doesn’t think enough was done about the situation. While the Adventure Learning Center fired the teachers, Mickala Guliford and Tena Dailey for the incident two years ago, no one has faced any charges. In a statement, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office says that’s because “there was insufficient evidence to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt that any laws were violated,” although they do note “that does not diminish the incredibly poor judgement by these adults who had the responsibility to safely supervise these children.”
Speaking of poor judgement, since the incident occurred, the school has faced increased inspections, which has brought to light even more violations. In March 2018, one inspector claims to have noticed a teacher dragging a three-year-old by the arm, while the pre-school director was present and reportedly did nothing about it.
Source: Fox 2 Now