Daycare teachers forced this mom's son to fight while in their care

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"He doesn't understand why his friends were fighting him...
"He doesn't understand why his friends were fighting him...

No legal action was taken after a disturbing video surfaced back in 2016. 

Taken inside the Adventure Learning Centre Gravois in Missouri, USA, the video shows two daycare workers encouraging children as young as three, to participate in what has been dubbed a 'fight club'. 

After the shocking incident had been exposed, both daycare workers were dismissed but no formal charges had been laid. 


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One mother, Nicole Merseal, whose two sons had been involved in the traumatising experience, wasn't happy with the outcome and has taken steps to have the two teachers prosecuted. 

"He doesn't understand why his friends were fighting him... and it was on his 4th birthday," an emotional Nicole said in an interview with CNN

Her older son recorded the fights his younger brother had been forced to participate in, and sent the video to his mom via text. 

Nicole eventually got hold of the centre's management, and it was only then that they intervened. 

"I want them to be held accountable and I don't want this to happen to any other child," said Nicole. 

Thanks to Nicole, the teachers have now been formally charged and are expected to appear in court on 3 December.

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