JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) — The state of Missouri has served a St. Louis daycare center with a civil investigative demand over allegations of running a "daycare fight club" in the facility's basement classroom.
According to the Missouri Attorney General's Office, a video aired on a local TV news station in December showing Adventure Learning Center teachers spurring on children as young as 3 to punch each other repeatedly. The video also shows the teachers "jumping up and down excitedly" and arranging for another fight to take place, the Attorney General's Office said.
“Children are some of the most vulnerable members of our society and any attempts to harm them in any way will not be tolerated,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement. “My job is to protect all 6 million Missourians, and my office will continue to investigate and bring to justice those who seek to harm others.”
The Attorney General's Office said it will review the documents relating to the investigation that it receives from the investigative demand to decide if further action is needed.