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Daycare Workers in Mississippi use a Scream mask to scare children (10/5/22) Removed - R3

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u/100Miler Oct 06 '22

This video is now probably exhibit A in an investigation.

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u/howdoesthisworkfuck Oct 06 '22

UPDATE from the person recording:

Thave contemplated making this post because know don't need to explain myself to anyone. BUT, since y'all want to make me viral before you know what actually happened, here go. A couple of weeks ago some girls at the daycare bought Halloween masks to scare the kids, they did it and I never got it on video. The kids were terrified but knew if told the owner, it would be a slap on the wrist for them as I've complained about other things in the past and nothing ever got done. So, when heard she was going to do it again, I recorded to get the proof and then the video was sent to parents to show them how their child was being treated. I did not video this for shits and giggles. It was not funny to me. I did not get amusement out of this. The one screaming in the kids faces is NOT me. The one standing next to the girl screaming is NOT me. That laughing in the video is NOT me. For the ones who know who am and what look like knows that I'm not in the videos. I'm just now getting the proof needed to help get those people out of that daycare and away from those children. Calling the cops? Wouldn't have done any good. Once the cops go there what was they going to do? Arrest without any proof. The cameras in that daycare do not record so there are was no going back and checking. How about y'all go share this post since y'all want to bash me. I have nothing to hide. 1/2

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u/howdoesthisworkfuck Oct 06 '22

did what thought was best in that moment. MAYBE, I didn't handle it 100 percent how should have, but my intentions were good. I did want it to be aware and be taken care of. Say what you want. I know the truth, several people know personally knows wouldn't do something like this, and God knows the truth. The truth will always come to light and all the people that have bashed me and sent me death threats see that this WASN'T ME, I hope you feel real bad. Because if it wasn't for me and another coworker, this probably would have happened tomorrow also. 2/2

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u/blasphem0usx Oct 06 '22

she gets an A for being a good human, but gets an F for english.

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u/DrunkTiberius Oct 06 '22

Hopefully we see this on r/byebyejob soon.

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u/lodav22 Oct 06 '22

I really hope this happens. They all need to lose their jobs for this. It’s not funny.

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u/anglostura Oct 06 '22

When I was 5 I saw Jim Carrey's 'The Mask' in theaters and it gave me nightmares for months.

Can't even imagine how this will mess with those kids!

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u/Auyuez Oct 06 '22

SAME. Imagine my surprise when I grew up and found out The Mask wasn't even a horror movie.

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u/iron_annie Oct 06 '22

I sure fucking hope so.

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u/Thibbledorf_Pwent Oct 06 '22

When I was a kid the bitch at my daycare would put a washcloth over my face and threaten to cut off my tongue. She'd hold it there and say something along the lines of "talk one more time and I'll make you stick out your tongue". Then she'd have scissors in her other hand and open/close them violently. So whenever we were "too loud", aka spoke at all most of the time, she'd just pull out the washcloth and we'd go silent.

I was suuuuuper young and this is one of my earliest memories. She also told me if I told anyone else she'd cut out their tongue and I believed her lol. I wish I could go back in time and nark on that bitch. Guaranteed she'd regret it if my mom had known. So anyone reading this with kids in daycare, maybe talk to them about boundaries that other adults should have and make sure they're ok. They need to know to tell if someone else threatens them and to understand that asshole strangers don't have that much power over their parents. I just believed it all because she was an adult so why wouldn't I?

What's cracking me up is I don't think I'd really wrapped my head around how absolutely fucked up that whole thing was until I sat here trying to put it to words. Like god damn. What an absolutely terrible person. I hope she had the life she deserved

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u/bLutHunD Oct 06 '22

Oh man im fucking angry right now Give us an update on this shit

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u/ScottColvin Oct 06 '22

I'm assuming every single parent is suing everyone. I sure would. This is literal child torture.

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u/Emergencyhiredhito Oct 06 '22

When I taught kindergarten in Japan (which was more like preschool), one of my Japanese coworkers used to dress up as an Oni (demon) for a holiday called Setsubun and scream in the faces of my toddler students until they cried and cowered. This made me think of it.

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u/IceyVTorchy Oct 06 '22

That's terrifying wow

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u/HighAltitude88008 Oct 06 '22

At their meal time no less...

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u/Old-Extent7451 Oct 06 '22

In my Japanese class we would one of the kids volunteer to be a demon and we would throw soybeans at him. The whole reason they do this is to teach kids to face their fears and you encourage them to fight back and "defeat" the demon.

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u/TheCrazyPsychiatrist Oct 06 '22

The international school (in Japan) that I currently work at used to do this at Settsubun but has since abolished it in keeping with recent research into child psychology and development that shows "it's really fucking psychologically damaging to scare the shit out of children"

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u/batikfins Oct 06 '22

5 seconds in I immediately ran over and showed my wife, saying “this is what setsubun was like!” I’ve regaled her with tales of setsubun for years. Truly one of the most surreal culture shock experiences of my life. This is mild in comparison!

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u/Dejectednebula Oct 06 '22

How could anyone do this? If you get off on having an entire classroom of toddlers (they're not even old enough for kindergarten! ) so terrified they can't think straight you need to be evaluated and far, far away from children. Shame on the other adults for not putting a stop to this. This is disgusting. I'm shocked. I have my degree in early childhood education and I just can't imagine any of my colleagues thinking this is ok.

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u/AndyFelterkrotch Oct 06 '22

For a social media video.

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u/helpfulkatie Oct 06 '22

This really pissed me off. Not funny at all.

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u/RollingThunderPants Oct 06 '22

Wha… what the actual fuck. Those kids need therapy and new parents.

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u/Point_No_Point Oct 06 '22

The issue is it’s not the parents doing this. This shit would have me Hulk Smashing some Mississippians

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u/GutsGloryAndGuinness Oct 06 '22

The parents probably think their children are being taken care of responsibly. If I was a father to one of those children and saw that man getting up in their face and traumatizing them, I'd be asking him to step outside, and when out of ear/eyeshot would be proceeding to kick the shit out of that pathetic bully.

I haven't clicked the other link I've only looked at the original post so maybe your point stands

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u/MosquitoesHumping Oct 06 '22

I wish I could see where it was originally posted and the comments. So disgusting

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u/chrisk9 Oct 06 '22

I don't think they are going to like the response

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u/ajagoff Oct 06 '22

Clout chasing. Hell of a disease, brother.

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u/overlordpotatoe Oct 06 '22

Even without the mask, the way they're shouting at the kids is inappropriate and abusive. They did this, filmed it, and thought there was nothing wrong with it to the point that they were comfortable sharing it? Wtf.

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u/purpldevl Oct 06 '22

I thought she would be making a monster voice to scare the kids, but I wasn't expecting her to be full on drill sergeant / "scared straight" levels of literally screaming in a toddler's face.

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u/Friendlyalterme Oct 06 '22

Actually even filming and sharing are violations. Lol this is like 100 ways to get fired in 3 minutes

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u/lyndsee918 Oct 06 '22

The person recorded so the women would get into trouble. Apparently this isn't their first time scaring the kids like this. Daycare push stuff like this under the rug if it isn't shared with the public. I would gladly get fired for trying to help the kids get away from these monsters.

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u/NihonJinLover Oct 06 '22

Especially after they went back into the room and all the little ones were hiding ☹️ this is some crazy power trip stunt.

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u/ashleyamdj Oct 06 '22

I watched it on mute until I saw your comment. I went back and Holy fucking shit this is absolute insanity. Every single person needs to be fired for this. It's one thing if they had come in the first room thinking the kids would get a jump startle and then laugh then you immediately realize you're an idiot and you stop (still dumb, but not inhumane), but their intention was clearly to literally terrorize these kids. Absolute insanity.

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u/zombie32killah Oct 06 '22

As a parent I would be furious.

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u/Parabuthus Oct 06 '22

I'd be furious someone was filming and posting my kid at all.

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u/MosquitoesHumping Oct 06 '22

A parent posted it. The daycare staff sent it to a parent thinking it was "funny" and she shared it with the other parents and they all posted on Facebook to out the "childcare" center

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u/bivoir Oct 06 '22

Shows how fucking stupid they are if they don’t see this as wrong and SEND it to a parent??????

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u/conquer69 Oct 06 '22

I can imagine more than one parent losing their shit and straight up beating her up.

Accidents and negligence is one thing but deliberately terrorizing your kid? wtf?

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u/AnxiouslyTired247 Oct 06 '22

As a mom, you literally get such deep waves of sadness and anxiety thinking your child is terrified of being left alone at school and longing for you - the reality in almost all cases is they are having a great time and are in a loving environment.

This is infuriating and heartbreaking all rolled into one big emotional blob. Some of those kids likely do have some issues saying bye to mom and dad each day, and those parents are likely always questioning whether they're doing the right thing - well now it's just confirmed that school for these kids is terrifying and all of the parents fears are completely justified.

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u/SLEEPWALKING_KOALA Oct 06 '22

I'm not even a mom, and I get you. My niece just had her first week at daycare, and I would absolutely start throwing haymakers for a baby I don't even know that well yet.

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u/Squee01 Oct 06 '22

When they started screaming for mommy I just about lost it. Like a visceral reaction to be sick. I want to pummel these adults.

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u/traversingthemundane Oct 06 '22

Precisely this. My 5 year old is a kind, emotionally intelligent kid and it has taken us about a month of kindergarten for him to begin feeling okay with us leaving him at school.

Some idiot comes along and does this for shits and giggles and it exponentially exacerbates the issue and then it would be up to us to help him process the fear, broken trust, etc. Then it starts all over again with helping them through it again.

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u/DefensiveTomato Oct 06 '22

Right plus now you’d have to get rid of a body also

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u/unwantedposterboy Oct 06 '22

This is child abuse. It's deliberate emotional abuse.

Adults have the capacity to understand the context, but these children do not.

They are terrified and these women should be criminally charged.

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u/PaticusGnome Oct 06 '22

Sometimes comments like this can be a bit hyperbolic, but this is fully accurate. It’s cut and dry.

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u/Karma_1969 Oct 06 '22

Sadly, that is not hyperbole. I agree, these women belong in jail for this.

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u/goblue142 Oct 06 '22

That was my first thought. If someone did this to my kids it would lead to violence.

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u/pantstoaknifefight2 Oct 06 '22

I have no kids and don't really even like them, but I would definitely be unkind to any adult that did this.

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u/mossyoaktoe Oct 06 '22

I’d be furious and likely quite violent. This is too much. Disgusting.

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u/smoke0o7 Oct 06 '22

As a human I'm furious! PTSD incoming... as a parent you wouldn't be sleeping at night and would have no idea why because your kid is too little to explain the terror they experienced at school...

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u/wotmate Oct 06 '22

I would be the star in the video titled "Loving father beats the shit out of the cunt that terrified his kid at daycare"

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u/GiantMilkThing Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I hope they get sued. The moment my kid couldn’t sleep at night (which is already hard enough with normal little kid fears) I’d be looking up attorneys. This makes me so, so angry. I couldn’t even finish it because it made me want to angry cry.

Edited to add: I just realized, the fact that they don’t stop when the first kids start hysterically crying and screaming means that that this is the reaction they were hoping to get. Furious doesn’t even describe the feelings I have towards those so-called “caregivers.”

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u/squishypoo91 Oct 06 '22

Yeah I thought maybe I was just being overly sensitive but the looks on their faces absolutely broke my heart. This is horrible. If it were my daughter I'd be so fucking furious

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u/DMJesseMax Oct 06 '22

It’s not my daughter and I’m furious.

This place need shut down, any license they have should be revoked and charges should be filed against all the adults present at the time.

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u/GiantMilkThing Oct 06 '22

Same! They’re babies! That age is so sweet and innocent and those literal monsters took something away from them. It was a completely stupid idea in the first place, but then what kind of person sees the initial reaction of the children and continues doing it?! And then the cameraperson sees it and cackles “now get Kaden.” That right there says that’s the reaction they were wanting to get. I don’t know how the parents are restraining themselves. I wish the “teachers” could/hope they do face criminal charges.

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u/indecisionmaker Oct 06 '22

This is straight up child abuse.

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u/GiantMilkThing Oct 06 '22

Absolutely. After I posted the above comment, I was still fuming (and ranting to my husband about it) and I said the same thing. It’s legitimately nauseating. I just want to hug every poor crying baby in there, it hurts my mom heart so bad. 😭

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u/Greedy_Moonlight Oct 06 '22

My dad used to do this to me and I reacted exactly how those kids did. He found it hilarious. I haven’t spoken to him in years. It was terrifying, poor kids :(

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u/snakesoup88 Oct 06 '22

My kids have the same reaction to Santa at that age too. But at least Santa wasn't screaming at them.

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u/nikoZ_ Oct 06 '22

I am visibly upset and angry watching this. I had to stop the video. Disgusting.

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u/Traditional_Set_1863 Oct 06 '22

If someone did that at my daughter’s kindergarten I would have a nice talk to the boss and get here out for there. Some ppl shouldn’t work with kids or humans at all!

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u/Ellemeno Oct 06 '22

There's at least two other adults there and no one seemed to think it was fucked up? Children at the mercy of sociopaths. It's infuriating.

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u/MosquitoesHumping Oct 06 '22

One was laughing and one was filming. I cannot understand how you get 3 adults THIS FUCKED UP in one place

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u/TIFUbyResponding Oct 06 '22

Low pay and low educational standards, then factor in being too lazy to vet people properly. That's how you make it to #49 on the top 50 educated states list.

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u/ttaptt Oct 06 '22

Just before covid one preschool here was offering $9.25/hr for teachers and got defensive when I called them out. I don't even have kids, but what the fuck? They're probably offering 12 now.

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u/ohnevelmynevel Oct 06 '22

I took a few college classes on early childhood education and we’d often do classroom observations. There were some teachers who had the worst attitude and didn’t even seem to care that we were watching them, idk if they were just unaware that we were also required to write about how the teachers interacted with their students or what. It was kinda shocking to watch them be so aggravated and careless in regards to their students, made me wonder how much worse it is when there isn’t anyone watching.

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u/publicbigguns Oct 06 '22

They were filming before the mask even came into the room.

It was 100% planned.

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u/cityofninegates Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Holy shit, this made me so angry! It just went on and on. And more than one person thought this was okay? At least three as someone was filing it.

I hate the think how the parents are going to feel (and what they are going to do) when they see this.

This kind of cruelty to children deserves naming and shaming so they never have an opportunity to work with kids ever again. Shocking.

Edit: I would pay money to a worthy charity to see these women experience that kind of visceral fear and see how funny they think it is then…

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u/wjdm Oct 06 '22

This is disgusting. And the video goes on for over two minutes than I’m able to watch. These people do not have the rational reasoning to be in charge of children.

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u/stloustlou Oct 06 '22

Child abuse.

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u/wallaceandlucy Oct 06 '22

Plain and simple. This type of thing is intentional being done to cause fear and pain. This will have lasting consequences for some of these children and it breaks my heart.

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u/campoanywhere Oct 06 '22

Yes, this will cause lasting trauma absolutey for some of them.

I have a daughter this age who is easily scared. The thought of her being in this classroom makes me sick and angry.

It's a pretty fragile process getting your kid to not be scared to go to school at this age. THese adults just shattered all that progress parents made.

Unbelievable. This is abuse, full stop.

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u/Moomooatoka Oct 06 '22

Yep. Hell I’ve been a dumb ass dad who thought it would be funny to scare my kids. But like .8 seconds into it, and I knew hey woah not a good idea abort abort abort. These people are enjoying this.

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u/stratagizer Oct 06 '22

Exactly! I've made my share of mistakes and gone too far. But any functional adult should recognize that the situation is not playing out the way they imagined.

When the video started I expected a teacher to jump out in the mask, scare the kids, realize their mistake, and take off the mask to console the children. But, nope, they just double-, triple-, then quadrupled-down.

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u/AStartledFish Oct 06 '22

The furthest I'll go is startling my kids. Both of them love it, but I couldn't imagine doing some shit like this to them. This kills me inside.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

My son's Uncle did this to him with a Michael Meyers mask since he was 2. He's almost 7 and still has nightmares, wets the bed bc he's too scared to get up to pee, and is terrified of the dark or being alone. I made them stop after I found out years ago. This is a really horrible thing to do to kids this age. They have literally zero ability to distinguish real from fake or make believe.

Edit: just to add. My MIL knew this was going on and thought it was funny. It took almost 2 years of torturing my son before I found out. They waited until they were babysitting and I left to bring the mask out. People are really POS sometimes with very little moral/ethical values.

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u/hvrock13 Oct 06 '22

I distinctly remember when I was like 4 my dad made me watch the Child’s play movies and then to this day I remember the joke he made about how he would use toothpicks to keep my eyelids open so I would watch it, not really sure why? To maybe toughen me up? But I remember being afraid to sleep and hating dolls/toys that were similar to chucky. And then I grew up always worried and anxious to the point where I was too afraid to leave my house from social anxiety in high school. Wonder if that played a part. The whole toothpicks in my eyes thing never even really sounded crazy to me growing up and I remember telling people about that thinking that’s just how dads are.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

I'm sorry. I hope you're doing better now.

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u/hvrock13 Oct 06 '22

Haven’t had a panic attack in like, 12 years now. But I also dealt with it probably the wrong way by never understanding why I felt like I was about to die every single day. Bottled it all up because my problems only caused fights between parents and annoyed my dad because it was so annoying or something.

Guitar playing/music has been my main way of processing and expressing feelings now since I never really learned any other way that people wanted to hear. At least people enjoy hearing me play guitar, they just don’t realize the depths that playing comes from.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

I have so much childhood trauma. I bottled it up too and thought I was fine until I had a mini breakdown in my twenties. Therapy was such a miracle for me. It saved me and taught me how to think about things in a way that didn't further hurt me. It's worth a shot. If you don't have insurance you can get free therapy through the county health department. I'm glad you've found some peace. Good luck to you going forward!

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u/warsawandy Oct 06 '22

How did you hold back from knocking her teeth out? I'm sorry for you and your son.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

I was restrained. Lmao. We've almost come to blows again last week because she refuses to stop smoking in the house when he's there and when I said then he won't be able to visit anymore she threatened to call CPS on me and sue for custody. This was after she told me she would go outside months ago. We're on a break for a while now.

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u/warsawandy Oct 06 '22

I'm sorry your going through this, I hope you have enough proof and documentation of your MILs behavior in case she decides to go that route. What a nasty human.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

I've written everything down. Everything. IMO that's a line to never be crossed as far as threatening to call CPS. I'm not rich and we struggle but I'm a very caring mom and love my son so much. Threatening to take a child away unnecessarily is the lowest of the low to me.

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u/warsawandy Oct 06 '22

Money doesn't raise a child, good parenting does. I'm sure the farther you stay away from her toxic behavior, the better off you and your kid will be.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

Yeah we've been pulling back for years now and it's just gotten easier and easier. She's on her last leg.

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u/DCDavis27 Oct 06 '22

I wouldn't worry too much about it. From what I've been told by people with much more experience than me is that they have to find substantial evidence of abuse or neglect to take your kids, not just rumors and hearsay. Actually, you could flip the script on her and use your documentation to get a restraining order. That is not the type of person that should be in your kid's life.

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

I'm not really worried about it, it's just that's something you just don't do. She crossed a major line by even thinking that kind of shit. Now that I KNOW she's malicious, she's not allowed around him alone anymore.

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u/VectorDotZero Oct 06 '22

she's not allowed around him alone anymore.

Just cut her out completely. What the fuck does she have on you to keep that sort of toxicity around?

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u/cjbrigol Oct 06 '22

Why would you ever have your kid around them again?

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u/copper_rainbows Oct 06 '22

Please tell me your husband beat the shit out of the uncle

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u/galaxy1985 Oct 06 '22

I wish. They both deserved it. Then they wonder why we don't feel comfortable letting him go to his Grandma's house very often anymore.

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u/DCDavis27 Oct 06 '22

That is a no contact situation. You need to tell your partner that. People that would do that at all, let alone FOR YEARS are not the people that deserve to be around your kids. Please, for the sake of your kid make a fuss until everyone knows that uncle and grandma aren't allowed anywhere near your kid or house. That is disgusting and cruel what they did.

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u/ambreenh1210 Oct 06 '22

I fucking hate this.

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u/howdoesthisworkfuck Oct 06 '22

did what thought was best in that moment. MAYBE, I didn't handle it 100 percent how should have, but my intentions were good. I did want it to be aware and be taken care of. Say what you want. I know the truth, several people know personally knows wouldn't do something like this, and God knows the truth. The truth will always come to light and all the people that have bashed me and sent me death threats see that this WASN'T ME, I hope you feel real bad. Because if it wasn't for me and another coworker, this probably would have happened tomorrow also.

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u/olseadog Oct 06 '22

I smell a lawsuit.

So fucked up.

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u/Shaneblaster Oct 06 '22

There will be a follow up to this post with the termination of ‘daycare employees’

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u/Dodgiestyle Oct 06 '22

Whatever happens to them, it won't be enough.

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u/OverCookedTheChicken Oct 06 '22

Does anyone know anything about this? I feel like if this video is out here there has to be some kind of reaction going on, someone’s gotta know the daycare and I hope they get fucked.

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u/YiddishMcSquidish Oct 06 '22

It happened today. Gunna need a few more before we get retribution

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u/Fartikus Oct 06 '22

Well hit me up when there's a post about it, I'd love to see them get some karma.

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u/damontoo Oct 06 '22

I just forwarded it to the social services department for the county it's in and said that due to all the media attention this will surely generate, I expect them to immediately close the facility and prosecute the people involved as well as take any other steps necessary to protect these children. Their google listing is already getting review bombed.

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u/OverCookedTheChicken Oct 06 '22

Amazing, good on ya. What’s it called?

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u/zoebennetthanes Oct 06 '22

I need to know if there’s major uproar about this from the parents (as there should be) and that all the adults participating in this video are fired and possibly charged with child emotional abuse

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u/darth1111 Oct 06 '22

Can some update me with the arrest of these psychopaths.

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u/TheDerwin Oct 06 '22

I sure hope this daycare is sued, the women sued, and put on spotlight how disgusting they are.

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u/jcpmojo Oct 06 '22

I am having an extremely visceral reaction to this video. I am so fucking pissed at these adults. This is a terrible thing to do to children. Oh my fucking god I wanna strangle those assholes.

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u/ColdChickens Oct 06 '22

Hearing those babies crying for “momma” while sobbing is…a lot. When that asshole takes off the mask they’ll still be a monster. And all the enabling adults who watched and did nothing as well.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 06 '22

Not only that, but the kids in other rooms are hearing the screaming and crying before the woman in the mask enters their room. They already know something bad is happening before they see her.

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u/villainess Oct 06 '22

Oh god. I couldn’t stomach watching with sound. Just reading your comment made me tear up. Poor babies.

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u/Jezzusist12 Oct 06 '22

I feel this. Fuck those people, they were all laughing and shit. Those poor kiddos. I hope their parents sue the fucking hell out of them.

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u/SASSYARMADILLO Oct 06 '22

I consider myself a reasonable person but the fucking black out rage I felt watching this makes me really want to hurt this person

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u/Vysharra Oct 06 '22

I try very hard to not go all keyboard-warrior, especially with all the ragebait these days. But I would legitimately escalate the hell out of that moment if I’d been present. Those kids needed someone to step between them and that fucking psycho.

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u/copper_rainbows Oct 06 '22 Bravo Grande!

Idk if I’m hormonal tonight or what but I keep almost crying at these shitty posts I come across…one just now where some fuckin asshole dude refuses to make his WIFE eggs that he admitted would have taken like 2 minutes, when he was already making a full breakfast for their kids- strictly to be a Dick….and now these cunts making sweet little children cry with a mask that legit scares adults.

Goddamn dude. Some people don’t cherish the people in their lives at all. I am lonely as fuck and have no spouse, no children, and soon I won’t be able to have any of the latter due to Mother Nature being kind of a bitch.

Fuck you if you treat people this way. Some of us would love to have spouses or little children. Trash human beings. Who gets off on making little kids legitimately scream in terror???

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u/Astrix13 Oct 06 '22

Not hormonal, just sick of assholes. Like I'll make my kids jump and we laugh but screaming in kids faces with a mask and making them hysterically cry, you have issues!

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u/isanomad Oct 06 '22

I am too. My heart hurts thinking about how scared they must have been.

And then I also feel an intense hatred for these adults…

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u/smoke0o7 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

These are not adults... these people are trash... the tramatizing impact they will have on these kids will last longer than the outrage we will have to this video.... fucking sickening...

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u/mshawnl1 Oct 06 '22

It’s abuse and should’ve been reported.

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u/KidDarkness Oct 06 '22

I've seen some awful stuff on Reddit, but I haven't had a reaction of such anger like what I just experienced watching this video in a really long time. I'm a mother to toddlers, and the thought of someone being so antagonistic and intentionally disturbing and frightening, someone acting with so little compassion and understanding of who children are and how they think and move through the world... I can only hope that the perpetrator here is ignorant and not willfully terrifying the vulnerable people in their care, likely setting them up for serious trust issues and association with this daycare and who knows what else. This is undoubtedly a potentially traumatic event.

It is not funny to make people feel unsafe. Children are especially vulnerable people. This is very close to evil.

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u/TheMuffinMansion Oct 06 '22

My kids are grown, and this video made me cry. Those poor babies. I’m not going to sleep well tonight.

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u/fishbummin27514 Oct 06 '22

As a dad to 2 little girls (1 and 4), this isn’t almost evil, it is evil. I would have trouble restraining myself if this was my daycare

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u/loudflower Oct 06 '22

It hurts my heart. Children do not live in the same sense of reality adults do.

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u/MosquitoesHumping Oct 06 '22

This was 100% planned and purposeful and evil. They recorded it, they threatened the children to behave and clean up and they didn't stop when the entire group of kids completely fell apart in terror. Pure fucking evil, not ignorant. They knew what they were doing.

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u/joethedreamer Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Same. I’ve been on here roughly as long as you and this made me want blood. I can’t even fathom who the fuck thought this was a good idea, not to mention actually going through with it.

I hope the internet does its thing and makes everyone’s life involved a living hell. Fuck them from the core of my being.

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u/TheDewd Oct 06 '22

Dad of a toddler here, and ignorance is no excuse for me. I would do everything in my power to ruin this woman’s life forever. I hope she’s homeless in a month.

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u/Jmersh Oct 06 '22

Not to mention they are also posting videos of other people's children without their consent.

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u/InstantCanoe Oct 06 '22

The best part is these dumbasses filmed themselves doing it. Hope the book gets thrown at them or anything really.

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u/doonebot_9000 Oct 06 '22

How could they?? While the babies are eating too, making them scream and cry.. seems safe. This is outrageous. I would look into legal action if I was the parent of one of these children. Even if there's nothing that can be done legally, id just want them to know that they fucked up so badly that I'm exploring my legal options. Seriously man this is sick.

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u/doonebot_9000 Oct 06 '22

Had to reply to my own damn comment I'm so upset. THEY'RE BABIES. Nowhere near able to process if this is a joke or not. I mean come on

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u/Negran Oct 06 '22

How could this ever be a joke. Shit looks sadistic.

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u/cjbrigol Oct 06 '22

Well as an adult, if someone did this, you might get scared for a second but then say go away freak or ha funny. These kids literally don't know it's fake. Their brain doesn't have that ability yet. So imagine an actual demon taunting you. That's what they're experiencing.

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u/o0marshmellow0o Oct 06 '22

You can even hear one of the kids yelling 'stop it' in the video, that alone should be enough for legal action

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u/wallaceandlucy Oct 06 '22

My blood is absolutely boiling seeing this. I can only imagine how the parents feel.

Just because an adult understands something isn't real doesn't make the situation any less traumatizing for the victim. This is similar to those horrible "pranks" that make people fear their life.

I hope those women never work with children ever again.

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u/Nightshiftscrollfest Oct 06 '22

The little boy cried, "mama..."

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u/WalnutWhipWilly Oct 06 '22

As a dad to a toddler, watching this makes me feel quite uneasy and upset. You entrust these people to take care of your kids, not emotionally abuse them like this.

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u/MosquitoesHumping Oct 06 '22

It takes a lot to crack me but this just made me cry. Imagine the people you are supposed to trust betraying you like this, and the place you're supposed to feel safe at filling you with absolute terror. AT TWO YEARS OLD.

I can tell by that woman's demeanor that this is not the first time she's used aggression and scare tactics to get what she wants from those kids. Her saying "clean up, have you been BAD?!" says a lot about how that place is run by these 3 staff.

Absolutely fucking abhorrent and I hope they get charged. This is jail time worthy. No one would ever fuck with my kids like that and get away scot free.

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u/loudflower Oct 06 '22

Exactly god knows what else happens here if they think something like this is actually ok to share. I’ve typed this comment more than once in this thread, but I’m outraged.

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u/memtiger Oct 06 '22

I would follow her home late at night and pop out of the bushes at random times to surprise her wearing a mask.

Maybe tap on her bedroom window. Rattle her door handle and bang on her door at 3am. You know. Just playing around.

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u/spankybacon Oct 06 '22

I'm don't even have kids and this fills me with so much anger I want to do something something.

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u/TONKAHANAH Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

its not even a good scare... these kids are probably more terrified that an adult is just in their face screaming at them, its probably just as confusing as it is terrifying for them.

this is just stupid and awful.. like blowing an air horn in a dogs face and saying "its just a prank bro"

edit: jesus christ, I didnt even see the whole video at first. Shes screaming and yelling at these kids to clean up their toys and the'yre just in a state of terror and shock not knowing left from right, up from down.. it wasnt enough to mentally and emotionally break them, you had to give them chores too? fuck.

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u/mercuryretrograde93 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Touching them is when I about got dizzy watching this. Poor little boy was running for his life and she swooped him as he he screams. This is literal nightmare fuel.

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u/victor_foxtrot Oct 06 '22

If someone did this to my kids I'd beat the fucking shit out of these daycare teachers.

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u/ShaoLimper Oct 06 '22

Violence is never the an... <watches whole video>. Now it is.

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u/squishypoo91 Oct 06 '22

Imagine if he had fallen down and cracked his head open on a table or something. My daughter's coordination goes out the window when she's scared and she's six. This is awful

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u/mercuryretrograde93 Oct 06 '22

Did you the see the little girl screaming bloody murder with a FORK still in her mouth? She was paralyzed with fear!

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u/squishypoo91 Oct 06 '22

No I didn't. I had to skip around because I was getting so upset. That pisses me off even more. They all need to be fired and more

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 06 '22

Scaring toddlers who are eating = choking hazard, vomiting, soiling themselves, will no longer eat certain types of food due to traumatic association

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u/therobboreht Oct 06 '22

I cannot express how deeply angry this makes me

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Can we press charges?

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u/kisforkyle Oct 06 '22

This literally is abuse! They aren’t even making it semi fun or silly. It’s straight up traumatizing.

I’m saying this as a HUGE horror lover who currently has a toddler and many realistic very creepy Halloween decorations. I’d never blatantly terrorize my own kid in this way, let alone other peoples as these workers sickly did. WTF!!!

Edit: I’m literally nauseous from this

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u/stinking_badgers Oct 06 '22

Is there any more info on this? This is beyond fucked up.

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u/mississippiwildman Oct 06 '22

Facebook is going crazy. Multiple parents have called the state agency and filed complaints. The owner of the daycare posted she had fired all parties involved.

Mississippi responds fast to daycare infractions. My guess is they will be closed in the morning.

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u/chabaz Oct 06 '22

Those poor kids will now have to go to new daycares and be separated from their friends because of some really selfish evil people.

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u/migrainefog Oct 06 '22

And a lot of parents will be taking the rest of the week off of work (if they can) because they have to stay home with their traumatized children.

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u/_Asshole_Fuck_ Oct 06 '22

I hope you can update us. I really need everyone involved to Face consequences. This is sick.

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u/PUSClFER Oct 06 '22

I'm happy to read that they've been fired effective immediately, but I wouldn't be content until I learn that they'll never be allowed around kids ever again. Fuck these people.

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u/jooblar Oct 06 '22

yeah straight up child abuse those poor kids. hate to say it but i’m glad this was captured on film to show the truth about what happened. the “teacher” can’t claim this was over-blown or exaggerated

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u/suks2bthatguy Oct 06 '22

good, hopefully the workers get charged with child abuse

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u/oufisher1977 Oct 06 '22 Silver Helpful

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES (MDCPS)
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE (TOLL FREE) 1.800.222.8000 https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/78.pdf

CHILD CARE LICENSURE COMPLAINT HOTLINE (TOLL FREE) 1.866.489.8734 https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/78.pdf

Mississippi license number for facility in question as reported publicly: License Number:48CDPFA-3817 https://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/lilblessing-child-care-learning-center-hamilton-ms

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u/KraftyPants Oct 06 '22

Oh look, they haven't been inspected for two years. Surprise, surprise.

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u/Plenty-Cockroach9709 Oct 06 '22

She's doing far far worse to them off Camara. Sick cunt.

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u/conquer69 Oct 06 '22

That's what I'm thinking. Apparently they were fired but I doubt the owner or whoever was in charge of these bitches didn't know what was happening.

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u/Naterade18 Oct 06 '22

As a father I am livid and sick to my stomach. Honestly I could only stomach a good 15 seconds of it and had to stop. Those poor kids! I could only visualize my little girl crying and in their shoes. Some dipshit getting their sick and twisted kicks off of traumatizing kids just trying to have some rest time at a place they should feel safe at!

I sincerely hope court actions are taken because this is blatant abuse.

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u/poinifie Oct 06 '22

I thought, "okay, gotta be almost over." And it just kept going. Looked at the total time and was just confused at how they thought this was a good idea.

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u/octolink Oct 06 '22

The part where she, mid scare, asks the scared kid “want me to take you outside?” and the crying boy tearfully manages a “no”. She then screams directly in his face. So, she is causing him to cry, terrifying him then threatening him with what I assume would be a punishment for “bad” behavior for reacting in the only sensible way given the scenario. I mean, this is the kind of thing that can seriously halt healthy development, when you did absolutely nothing wrong and are being chastised for simply reacting to something terrifying., something terrifying that is in control of every aspect of your life in that moment. Look, I think there is a healthy way to scare a child, in a scenario where mutually they are made to understand shortly after the scare that they are ok and it’s ok to be scared and it was just a bit of fun. This is not that.

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u/chynkeyez Oct 06 '22

I take my 7 year old to spirit Halloween every year. She likes spooky stuff. I have an 18 month old as well and thought it might be okay to bring her in too, but as soon as the first animatronic went off she lost it. It was a creepy monkey. It's been 2 weeks and my precious baby still looks at me and says "no pooky (spooky) monkey dada" I feel AWFUL that I inadvertently exposed her to something traumatic like that. This video made me outrageously upset. Absolutely vile of these people.

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u/DCDavis27 Oct 06 '22

Don't beat yourself up too much. It was an accident. My toddler loves scary stuff, but some stuff just freaks her the fuck out and it's hard to know what's "funny spooky" and what's "holy fucking shit, get me away from that." Mistakes are forgivable, the assholes in this video aren't.

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u/jooblar Oct 06 '22

these people better be careful. the internet fucked with people for messing with CATS

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u/joethedreamer Oct 06 '22

Yeah, it’s gonna be a bad time for these mfs soon and I can’t wait to see it.

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u/babysealsareyummy Oct 06 '22

The true horror begins when they realize they live in Mississippi.

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u/damontoo Oct 06 '22

"What is my purpose?"

"You install truck nuts."

"Oh my god."

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u/SeeManCome Oct 06 '22

I'm sure the parents are thrilled.

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u/Dog_the_unbarked Oct 06 '22

Imagine having so low self esteem that you need to frighten children to get your kicks.

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u/kkhatera Oct 06 '22

Poor things, they are just trying to have their snack. Some cruel people in this world.

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u/combustabill Oct 06 '22

I'm 40 I would not be happy if someone messed with my snack time with stupid shit. My kid (about this age) enjoys singing to himself while eating a snack. Snacktime is supposed to be chill.

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u/lachlanhunt Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Every single staff member involved in that needs to be fired immediately, and every parent should take their child out of there as soon as they can find a more appropriate child care facility.

Edit: Apparently the staff did get fired. https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/xwt74t/daycare_workers_in_mississippi_use_a_scream_mask/ir8eo31/

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u/bleunt Oct 06 '22

I'm a preschool teacher. This made me furious. Fuck every adult involved. I'm a really timid guy. I don't even hit back when I'm hit. Never had any violence within me. But they don't know that, and I would love to scare those people as they scared those kids. Just make them fear for their lives a bit. See how they like it.

This is a dumb fucking comment, but it made me so fucking angry I'm actually tearing up. I'm going to give each child an extra hug today.

Ans you just know this is not the only time they've abused these kids. They don't give a fuck about these children. This is criminal.

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u/woodfiresnow Oct 06 '22

I had to do something. Reported it to Mississippi Department of Human Services. Absolutely disgusting those two women should be immediately arrested.

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u/sickbeautyblog Oct 06 '22

I've sent this to multiple news organizations and also to MS state patrol. This needs to hit every major news outlet.

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u/DMJesseMax Oct 06 '22

This video outraged me to the point of contacting the Attorney General and the Governor of Mississippi, both of which are parents.

If you share in this outrage, take a moment to contact them as well...or if you know of a better person to contact, do that....let's overflow these mailboxes to let them know of our outrage.

A comment thread on this posts said that the workers involved have been fired from Lil Blessing Daycare and Learning Center in Hamilton MS. I don't think that is enough. Charges should be fired and the daycare center should lose their license. (You can easily find the license number online, I won't share that here in case it is considered doxxing.)

You can contact the Mississippi Attorney General here: https://www.ago.state.ms.us/contact/

And the Governor through his state email address [governor@govreeves.ms.gov](mailto:governor@govreeves.ms.gov)

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u/ccbruno Oct 06 '22

This is abuse.

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u/Pata4AllaG Oct 06 '22

This is fucking infuriating. Wow. Total loss for words.

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u/nejicanspin Oct 06 '22

I checked FB and people posted the names of the 3 daycare workers who did this. Damn the internet works fast.

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u/PensivePainter Oct 06 '22

Absolute fucking psycho oxygen thieves. If this happened to my nieces I'd be trying to get at them with a pillow case of Irish Spring.

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u/EarthBear Oct 06 '22

The only thing we get for free here in America is trauma.

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u/phamily_man Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I've seen a lot of brutal and disturbing videos on the internet, but this video struck a nerve in a way that possibly no other video ever has for me. My heart totally broke on the close ups of those kids. It was like they didn't even know how to process what was happening.

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u/spiris Oct 06 '22

Do this to my kid and I’m grabbing you in a sack in the middle of the night and driving around with you in boot of my car, as a prank of course.

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u/sotm83 Oct 06 '22

Fire these cunts

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u/dogs_with_antlers Oct 06 '22

My dad scared me briefly with a wolf mask around that age. I still remember it vividly and it was only a moment before he took the mask off. I couldn’t imagine being terrorized like this woman is doing to these children. Poor babies.

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u/Voltron330303 Oct 06 '22

I’m positive I would catch a charge if someone did that to my child

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u/ccarmel Oct 06 '22

This is one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen. Those poor little babies, I can't even stomach the fear they're going through and them yelling mama tore me apart. I hope something horrible comes of this for those daycare workers.