Workers accused of day care ‘Fight Club’ plead not guilty

Author: the associated press

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) – Two New Jersey day care workers accused of instigating scuffles among young children as part of what one compared to the movie “Fight Club” have pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-two-year-old Cranford resident Erica Kenny and 28-year-old Roselle resident Chanese White entered their pleas Friday on fourth-degree child abuse charges.

Kenny also faces a charge of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child after prosecutors say she recorded video of the Aug. 13 fights and shared them with friends through Snapchat. In the video, she compares the fights to the 1999 movie.

Union County investigators say about a dozen boys and girls are shown in the clips shoving one another to the ground and trying to hit one another. The children apparently didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

Both women were fired.

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