Fight Club is a phenomenal film directed by the genius that is David Fincher. I can't listen to 'Where Is My Mind' by the Pixies without thinking about this badass, superb film.
The last thing that comes to mind when you mention the words "Fight Club," however, is the word "children."
The same can't be said for two staff members, former staff members, I should mention, who decided to start their own Fight Club Junior with children. 22-year-old Erica Kenny and 28-year-old Chanese White posted videos on Snapchat of children fighting while they encouraged the brawl on. The children were boys and girls between the ages of four and six.
Both women have now been charged with fourth degree child abuse. Don't they know the number one rule of fight club? Social media definitely counts as mentioning fight club.
In addition, Kenny will also have to deal with an extra charge of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Lightbridge Academy had this to say about the entire debacle:
“While no children were physically harmed during this incident, we have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who acts in conflict with the core value of Lightbridge Academy — the safety and well-being of children. We terminated the employment of these staff members and have maintained open communication with our parents throughout this process.
We sincerely thank our parents and dedicated staff for their support and patience. The actions of these two individuals do not reflect the culture of Lightbridge Academy and what we have stood for more than 18 years. While we will continue to fully support and assist the Prosecutor’s Office, we remain focused on the education and well-being of all children in our care.”
Kenny and White will appear in court on Friday.
Whether they can blame it on insomnia, a bi-polar disorder, or their inner Tylers, I don't think the judge is going to buy into any of their bullshit. I'm sure the judge has seen the movie too, and they've broken more than just the first rule here.