Teachers at Adventure Learning Center Gravois in St. Louis organized a fight club for preschoolers in December 2016 after the heater broke to entertain the kids.
An iPad video of the incident includes a teacher jumping up and down, and another teacher placing hulk fists on preschoolers, notes KTVI.
Nicole Merseal, a mom, told the news station:
He doesn`t understand why his friends were fighting him — why he was beaten up by his best friends. And it was on his 4th birthday.
I want them to be held accountable and I don`t want this to happen to any other child.
Merseal said her older son texted the video saying… “The daycare was making them fight, not helping them.”
The police report says the director immediately fired both teachers and called the child abuse hotline, but the St. Louis Circuit Attorney`s Office said it refused to prosecute, despite the evidence on video:
There was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any laws were violated. However, that does not diminish the incredibly poor judgment by these adults who had the responsibility to safely supervise these children.
The Adventure Learning Center Gravois continued operating, but with increased inspections and complaints.