Pa. daycare worker instructs preschoolers to curse at another child

The former Allentown daycare employee can't explain why she had the 3 and 4-year-olds curse on camera, saying, "I don't know what I was thinking"

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania daycare worker says she can’t explain why she coaxed 3- and 4-year-old children to use obscenities on camera.

Twenty-four-year-old Rashanna Gyles, of Allentown, was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors. In a phone interview before her arraignment, Gyles told The Associated Press: “I don’t know what I was thinking.”

Gyles was a bus monitor at Creative Minds Daycare Academy in Allentown. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin says she had a half-dozen children direct obscenities toward another child. Authorities say she made videos of them and sent one to a friend, who called police.

The video wound up on Facebook.

State regulators have revoked the daycare’s license.

The daycare plans to appeal, saying it was an “isolated incident.”

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