A former preschool employee is facing nearly two dozen charges after reportedly encouraging children at a daycare to fight on the playground, then posting videos of it to social media.
The Columbus Dispatch reports 30-year-old Chavay Williams, of Columbus, was charged Wednesday with 21 counts of child endangering.
Court records say Williams posted a video on Snapchat in June showing children fighting at Playtime Pre-School. The video, captioned with words like “knock out” and a boxing glove emoji, shows children crying and trying to escape a fenced-in playground during the fights.
The video also shows some of the children crying and “using a chair to try to escape the playground area while staff recorded the activity without a response,” according to court records.
Williams was fired after police and Playtime learned of the video. She told detectives she wanted to show parents how their children acted.
Police say a teacher who failed to intervene hasn’t been charged and will be treated as a witness.
If convicted, the maximum sentence on each of the 21 charges would be six months in jail.
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