The Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida was forced to fire two female staff members after they went on social media to post pictures of the newborns they were handling and calling them ‘mini Satans.’ The two corpsmen were not only inappropriately sharing work images online but they were also making them ‘dance’ to music and making inappropriate gestures towards them.
A Snapchat video showed the woman moving the infant’s arm to the beat of 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ in the background.
The women also posted a photo where one of the staff was holding up a middle finger to the children with the caption reading: ‘how I currently feel about these ‘mini Satans.’’
The hospital went on Facebook earlier this week to release their official statement. They stated that the video was ‘outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional and cannot be tolerated.’
They said that the two staff members, who are not nurses, have been terminated and that ‘they will be handled by the legal system and military justice.’
However, the race of these babies has never been officially identified by the hospital on social media or by their spokespeople.
But it was actually Denisa Shellito who identified those two workers. Denisa claims to be a former classmate of the woman who posted the video on Snapchat.
She posted the video on Facebook and wrote: ‘a girl I went to high school with is a navy nurse and this is how her and her [expletive[ friend treat the babies that have just been born.’
‘My blood is literally boiling and I want to snitch bc that is someone’s child. The first pic is her friend who is making the baby dance and she’s playing rap music in the background.’
The post has since been shared more than 330,000 times but, as an updated statement from the hospital showed, the two women are in fact NOT nurses at the hospital.
Because of Denisa’s post, the Snapchatter was identified as Allyson Thompson and CBS46 was able to identify the other employee as Joanie Barrett.
The hospital has since notified the babies’ parents and the Navy Surgeon General, Forrest Faison, has issued orders to follow.
He said: ‘[an] immediate mandatory all-hands stand downs within 48 hours at all Navy Medicine commands to review our oaths, our pledges, our reasons for serving, as well as Navy Medicine’s policy regarding use of personally owned phones and other recording devices.’
He continued: ‘additionally, I have directed all commanding officers to personally contact current mothers and expectant mothers planning to deliver in one of our facilities to reassure them, inform them of our actions, and address any of their concerns.’
According to News4Jax, the two women are currently being investigated.