Former workers sentenced for running day care ‘fight club’ in New Jersey

CRANFORD, N.J. — A judge has sentenced two fired day care workers in New Jersey to three years’ probation for instigating scuffles among the children as part of what prosecutors called a “Fight Club.”

The judge told Erica Kenny, 23, and Chanese White, 29, they knowingly or unknowingly created a “recipe for disaster” when they encouraged kids as young as 4 to brawl.

Kenney and White pleaded guilty to child abuse charges.

Authorities say Kenny and White instigated the “Fight Club” among children ages 4 to 6 at the Lightbridge Academy in Cranford in August 2015. Authorities say Kenny recorded video of the fights and shared the clips with several friends on social media.

About a dozen boys and girls were shown shoving one another to the ground and trying to hit one another. The children apparently didn’t suffer any serious injuries.