Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Investigation into “Daycare Fight Club”

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that the Attorney General’s Office served a civil investigative demand yesterday to Adventure Learning Center for information relating to the “daycare fight club” caught on camera in the St. Louis school in late 2016.  Schmitt’s investigation is separate from St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s investigation.

“Children are some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and any attempts to harm them in any way will not be tolerated,” said Schmitt.  “My job is to protect all 6 million Missourians, and my office will continue to investigate and bring to justice those who seek to harm others.”

On December 7th, 2016, two teachers from the Adventure Learning Center on Gravois were caught on camera goading on children to fight each other in a basement classroom.  In the video originally obtained by Fox 2 News in St. Louis, children as young as three years old can be seen punching each other repeatedly while the two teachers jump up and down excitedly and arrange for the next fight to take place.

A civil investigative demand is used to compel entities to produce documents relating to an investigation launched by the Attorney General.  The Attorney General’s Office will look at documents received from the civil investigative demand, review the facts, and determine if there is any further action the office can take.