Ex-Nursery Workers Scared Kids With Halloween Masks

Five Mississippi daycare workers are facing child abuse allegations after a video went viral threatening infants with Halloween masks.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Daycare worker charged with child abuse for scaring children with Halloween masks

A video filmed at a daycare center in Hamilton on October 6 went viral on social media.

The video showed facility staff sneaking in from behind infants while wearing a ghost face mask from the popular movie Scream.

According to the report, individuals are identified as Sierra McCandless, Ocianna Kilburn, Jennifer Newman, Shyenne Shelton and Traci Hutson.

All of them are now in custody and face three counts of child abuse.

Hutson also faces two misdemeanors for failing to report abuse and simple assault of a minor.

In addition, Monroe County Sheriff Kevin Crook said authorities had charged five workers after meeting their parents.

He said, ‘On Monday, October 17, 2022, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, County Attorney and District Attorney met the parents of the children involved in the case at the Lille Blessings Child Care Learning Center to inform them of this. Among the possible criminal charges that may be pursued under the law.’

He also said, ‘My parents also had the opportunity to share the information they collected with the MCSO investigators.’

Meanwhile, Sheila Sanders, owner of the Monroe County daycare center, commented on the incident on Facebook.

‘People who did that are no longer with us,’ she said. They got fired.’

She also said, ‘I wasn’t here at the time and I didn’t know they did that. I do not tolerate it and never will. I want to say that it has been dealt with.’

Four daycare workers fired for making children cry and scream over brutal Halloween pranks | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Parents blame workers for traumatizing their children.

In the viral video, several parents of the child broke their silence about how the incident would affect their children.

‘We thought we knew these people, and we’re here,’ said Alissa Hays, whose daughter was terrorized by the workers. I can’t put into words how I feel. I am devastated for my baby.’

‘Certainly we’re going to need security cameras and we’re going to need more leadership,’ she said.

On the other hand, Katelyn Johnson, another parent, said, ‘I hope you are having fun in prison. And I hope you realize that what you’ve done is serious. I’m not kidding. And that’s no laughing matter.’


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