Church School Kiddie Warriors to Get Counseling

Yesterday we noted the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s reporting on the church pre-school fight club in Fayetteville, in which teachers pitted 3- and 4-year old children against one another in gladiatorial combat for the whole class to watch. It is safe to say that this is a strong contender for “Arkansas News Story of the Year.”

Reporter Michelle Bradford follows up today with more, writing that the church is going to offer counseling for the kids involved in the combat play.

Sidenote: Today’s story indicates that the teachers involved with the pre-school fight club initiative, both of whom have been removed from their positions, were both women, and that a third teacher was involved but had moved on from the school before the fight club was exposed.

So, uh…. was I the only one who just kind of naturally assumed that the teachers who hatched this whole scheme had to have been two guys? Anyone else? No? Just me? Hm. OK. I guess if guys had been behind this there would have been gambling involved.

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