Two teenage girls tasked with babysitting an 8-month-old baby have been arrested after they put the infant in a refrigerator and posted a video of it to Snapchat.
In the video, the two girls can be heard laughing while the baby cries.
The video was originally brought to the attention of local police officers by Swampscott police on Monday night.
“They had been alerted to a video posted on Snapchat,” Patrick Ambrose, chief of Danvers police, stated.
“In that video, two young ladies could be seen on the video placing a small child, an infant, into a refrigerator,” Ambrose said.
“They were charged with child endangerment and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon,” Ambrose said.
The teens have since appeared in junvenile court in Salem and have since been released into the custody of their parents.
“We can report that the child is home with a parent and is doing well,” Ambrose said.