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A Mississippi daycare has been harshly criticized after a horrifying video surfaced that showed an alleged worker wearing a terrifying Halloween mask while screaming into toddlers’ faces and chasing them because they were “bad.”
A daycare worker at Lil’ Blessings Childcare and Learning Center in Hamilton, Mississippi reportedly filmed the incidents last month showing the frightened children crying out “mama” or hiding behind shelving units in response to the terror inflicted on them.
“A couple of weeks ago some girls at the daycare bought Halloween masks to scare the kids, they did it and I never got it on video,” Jennifer Kayla Newman, a worker at the daycare, wrote on Facebook.
“The kids were terrified but I knew if I told the owner, it would be a slap on the wrist for them as I’ve complained about other things in the past and nothing ever got done. So, when I heard she was going to do it again, I recorded to get the proof and then the video was sent to parents to show them how their child was being treated,” she continued.
The videos show an alleged worker instructing the woman in the mask not to target toddlers who had “been good.”
The alleged worker in the mask rants in one child’s face, “Are you being bad? Do I need to take you outside?” and screams as the co-worker laughs. prompting the child to hide his face before crying out, “No.” But the masked woman still screams into his face, threatening, “You better be good.”
Then the masked woman warns another group of children, “Y’all better be ready.” Three children hide behind a shelving unit as the woman enters as the children cry out. The woman then chases one little boy attempting to run away, screaming at him, “Run!”
Another video shows the masked woman screaming at children eating their lunches, zeroing in one little girl and screaming in her face as the children scream in terror.
Monroe County Sheriff Kevin Crook wrote on Facebook, “As a dad and as someone who has great compassion for those who can’t defend themselves, I admit it was very hard to watch these videos today; and my initial reaction was the same as most anyone else I would think… ‘They deserve to be charged.’ It made me sick at my stomach to think of the terror those kids were enduring. It still does. My heart and prayers go out to the parents who are dealing with these same emotions right now. We have a 17yo, a 13yo, and a 2yo in our home right now, so I get it, trust me.”