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Flatbush teacher locks children in dark closet to teach them how to survive

By Mason White 4:16 PM September 8, 2014
Pinocchio Children Palace 

By: Devansh Dutt
A Flatbush teacher is being accused of locking children into a closet in order to teach them a lesson on how to survive.

The New York Post said that it has obtained video showing how 25-year-old Shandra Fallen and 34-year-old Amellia Samuda of Pinocchio Children Palace, put a 2-year-old child in the closet.

When they were confronted, Samuda and Fallen laughed, saying it was a kind of game they were playing with the kids. In another incident, the teacher placed a child in the closet and left him there for three minutes.

In a third incident, they locked two-year-old Mahli Mathias, for 10 minutes. The New York Police Department said that they have no record of such a case.

The owner of the child care center, Tatiana Ilyaich, said that she fired the two teachers after learning about the abuse.