2 NJ women accused of staging day care ‘Fight Club’ with 4-to-6-year-olds

2 NJ women accused of staging day care ‘Fight Club’ with 4-to-6-year-olds
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Two New Jersey women faced charges Monday for allegedly staging a “fight club” among boys and girls at a day care center, Union County prosecutors said.

As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, investigators said the former day care workers – Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle – referenced the movie “Fight Club” as they encouraged preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford last month. …

The videos show about a dozen boys and girls shoving each other to the ground and trying to hit each other, according to prosecutors. The charges stem from Aug. 13, but investigators are looking into whether the fights were ongoing. …

The prosecutors said the former workers staged the fights for pure pleasure. …

Sloan asked daycare vice president Jaclyn Falzarano how no one saw the alleged staged fights. Falzarano said the focus was on ensuring safety.

“Again, what we really would like to focus on at this point is that all of the children are safe. That is our number one priority,” Falzarano said in response to the question.

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