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Child abuse? Daycare employee sparks online outrage for scaring kids in a Halloween mask

By Mia Borlongan Published Oct 08, 2022 3:34 pm

Disturbing video ahead...

A daycare employee came under fire on social media for scaring a group of children in a Halloween mask during their recess time. 

In a viral footage recently posted on Twitter, kids can be seen crying out in fear as a Lil Blessings Daycare worker in Hamilton, Mississippi frightened them in a costume mask. The woman screamed and chased after the weeping children who attempted to run away from her as other employees let out some laughs.

The video earned negative reactions from concerned citizens online, with some urging people to report the incident to the community's law enforcement officers and hold the adults involved accountable for child abuse.  

"What is WRONG with people? I will never understand sick adults who get off on terrorizing children. It’s not funny or cute. It’s hateful and perverse and they should never be allowed to work with kids again," a Twitter user wrote.

"My heart hurts for these babies! Do people not understand how pure and innocent kids are at this age? Why the rush to tarnish that? Horrible," another one said.

"This person should be arrested for scaring and tormenting children. What's wrong with this person? Definitely should be charged with endangering children," a netizen tweeted.

According to a report by WTVA News, the daycare owner said a similar incident also took place in September, but she was "not made aware of the incidents until the video surfaced this week on social media." The Mississippi-based TV station added that the owner "did confirm four employees have been fired as a result."