Dover, DE – Somebody talked about fight club, toddler fight club that is. Three Delaware day care staffers charged with engaging in a toddler fight club are behind bars. Hands of Our Future Daycare employees were arrested after a cellphone video of the alleged toddler fight club surfaced.
The toddler fight club allegedly involved Hands of Our Future Daycare workers encouraging several 3-year-old toddlers to fight in an organized manner, but biting was permitted, according to audio heard on the toddler fight club video. Daycare employee arrests include Estefania Myers, 21, Tiana Harris, 19, and Lisa Parker, 47.
“It was a difficult video to watch. One of the kids involved ran over to one of the adults for protection, but she turned him around back into the fight,” Dover Police Captain Tim Stump stated during a Fox News interview. “The bottom line is that kids were whaling on each other and the adults were doing nothing to stop it. In fact, they were egging it on.”
Capt. Stump also noted that none of the children involved in the toddler fight club video sustained any serious injuries during the alleged fights at the Delaware Hands of Our Future Daycare. The Dover police officer did acknowledge that it was “painfully clear” from watching the video that the toddlers fighting at the daycare center were hurting each other. Delaware police officers believe that one of the three Hands of Our Future Daycare staffers made the toddler fight club video while the other two watched the children, CBS Philly reports.
Dover police are still investigating the toddler fight club report but have not yet found any evidence pointing to anything but a one-time occurrence at the Hands of Our Future Daycare center. The toddler fight club suspects are reportedly being cooperative and were released from jail after posting bond. The three daycare instructors arrested in relation to the toddler fight club were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, assault, reckless endangering, and conspiracy.