Newport News daycare workers fired after posting pics of kids, mocking comments
(CNN) — Two Virginia daycare workers have been fired after photos of children in their care showed up on Instagram — complete with comments making fun of them.
Melissa Jordan said she was angry when she saw what one staffer at the Heavenly Haven Learning Center 2 posted about her son Ethan.
In one photo, 2-year-old Ethan — who has delayed speech development — looks dejected sitting in a high chair.
The photo was posted by @mz_oneofakind — later identified as Jena Ferrel, who worked at the center, CNN affiliate WAVY reported.
“I’m sick of this s***!!!” she wrote in a caption.
“… He is thinking cuz sure can’t talk,” a day care manager chimed in, according to WAVY.
Ethan wasn’t the only child publicized.
The day care center is now under investigation after the two employees were fired for their postings on Instagram.
Ferrel said she would not speak to WAVY on camera.
But the mother is bewildered.
“I was disgusted, and my feelings were hurt because they are making fun of Ethan because he isn’t able to talk. They are making a joke out of him,” she told WAVY. “I pay them to humiliate my child?”
The @mz_oneofakind account has been taken down.