What would you do for Snapchat fame? In New Jersey, day care workers Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28, took the quest for content a step or 20 too far, staging a Fight Club among their school's four-to-six-year-olds, and snapping the scene to all their friends.
Though the photo and video-sharing app's nature (all media received disappears upon viewing) is essentially set up for nefarious and NSFW messages of this sort, one viewer was able to record and submit the video to authorities, likely with the help of an external device.
According to NBC4, "Prosecutors say that video from Kenny’s phone shows at least a dozen kids shoving one another to the ground and attempting to throw punches. A voice similar in timbre and tone to Kenny’s can be heard referencing 'Fight Club' as she encourages them to brawl. At one point, the adult even quotes the book and movie." Yep. Incredibly NS(FW).
Although Jaclyn Falzarano, Vice President of Operations at Lightbridge Academy, expressed being "completely appalled" and having general empathy for the situation, that didn't stop one mom from voicing retroactive horror at the situation: "It’s really freaking me out at the moment. I want to go home and ask my son if he saw anything like this. He came home with a broken finger once, and now I’m worried about what happened while he was there.” Just as long it's not a soap-related, chemical burn on his hand...
Thankfully none of the children were seriously injured, and workers have been fired and face child abuse charges. So, uh, hopefully prison comes with some fun snap filters?
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Michelle No is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. She wishes Snapchat had a 30-second viewing option. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.