In a bizarre incident that went too far, four daycare workers footage who used a scary mask to frighten young children at a Mississippi daycare in a viral video, are now facing charges of felony child abuse, and a fifth person faces two misdemeanor counts
The viral videos which were filmed in September and this month were posted on social media, and showed footage of a daycare worker at Lil’ Blessings Child Care & Learning Center in Hamilton, an unincorporated northeast Mississippi community, wearing a Halloween mask and yelling at children who didn’t “clean up” or “act good.”
Children on the video can be seen and heard crying and, at times, running from an employee wearing the mask and another employee gives directions indicating which children acted good or bad. The employee in the mask is shown screaming inches away from children’s faces at times.
As a result of the video, four of the women each face three counts of felony child abuse. A fifth woman faces charges of failure to report abuse by a mandatory reporter and simple assault against a minor — both misdemeanors.
The daycare’s owner, Sheila Sanders, is not facing charges. She has said that at least four of the employees were fired after the video came to light.