Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28, were both charged with fourth-degree child abuse

By Tara Fowler
Updated September 03, 2015 12:00 PM
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A New Jersey day care center at which two female employees allegedly set up fights between children and filmed them has issued an apology to parents.

Following the announcement of the charges on Tuesday, the Lightbridge Academy center in Cranford said in a statement that it was “shocked and saddened by this isolated incident,” the Associated Press reports.

“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,” the statement reads. “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.”

Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28, were both charged with fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny was also charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

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