Flatbush teacher locks children in dark closet to teach them how to surviveBy 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.