U.S. Department of Human Service investigating Childcare Network after two employees are fired
The video of children being encouraged to fight by two Chattanooga daycare employees is now under investigation.
We reached out to the U.S. Department of Human Services with some questions about complaints.
A spokesperson with the department say they did receive a report of the incident from Childcare Network, but say with any complaint there is a process.
The video of the teachers encouraging the students to fight is the second allegation involving a teacher at the Gunbarrel location encouraging violent behavior between children within the span of a couple of months.
According to the Department of Human Services website, another teacher was cited for instructing a child to physically retaliate against another child back in July of 2018.
Childcare Network #108 has a 0-star rating on the department's site.
Sky Arnold with the U.S. Department of Human Services says even though there are a number of incidents, more than 5 occurring in 2018, there is still a process for any location before more extreme measure are taken.
Arnold said, "There is not a set number of incidents that lead to closure, the situation of licensing status of each agency is looked at based on specific circumstances in events that have occurred at that agency."
When asked if criminal charges could be filed in this case, Arnold says the department only co-operates with local law enforcement.
And it's solely up to officials to press charges.
As for being fined, that is still pending, according to Arnold.
One of the parents of the children seen in the video is still talking to an attorney.
She says she intends on pressing charges.
Stay with Channel 3 for any updates.