MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Nearly three weeks of testimony shed little light on the fundamental question of why two teachers would delight in abusing and tormenting a classroom of children in what has been described as "baby fight club."
Adam Smith, a parent whose daughter was abused, said he had no idea what was going on and he can't even fathom what would make a person think this was OK.
On Thursday, a jury convicted 26-year-old Kierra Spriggs, of Woodbridge, on four felony counts of child cruelty and two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery. She could face up to three years in prison.
In January, the lead teacher in the "monkey room," Sarah Jordan, was convicted on similar charges. Both teachers are jailed while they await sentencing in May.