Daycare workers who scared children with a ‘Scream’ mask were charged with abuse

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Five daycare workers were arrested after they were seen scaring young children in scary videos posted on social media. 

It happened at Hamilton’s Lil’ Blessings Learning Center and Daycare. Video captures preschool-aged children running in terror at the worker who is wearing a mask. “Scream”They yelled at each other.

“Are you being bad? Do I need to take you outside?” the worker in the mask said.

The workers involved were fired, and the daycare has since been shut down. Four of them were charged with felony child abuse, while a fifth worker was charged with a misdemeanor of simple assault and failing to report abuse. 

Jessie Reeves, a working mom of six children, says her 3-year-old daughter Jaxie is still traumatized and has been drawing pictures of the “monster.”

“And she says, ‘This is a mask, momma. This is a monster,’” Reeves said.

Katelyn Johnson’s 2-year-old son Pierce was chased around the daycare by the masked worker, as another grownup laughed and encouraged her. 

“There’s no excuse for it,”Johnson stated.

One of the workers involved shared a tearful apology via social media. “If I could take it back, I would,”She spoke.

Workers could be sentenced to jail if they are convicted.

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