Parents caught a frightening glimpse of the way children were being treated inside a South Carolina day care center when a Snapchat video titled “nap time struggle” surfaced last Tuesday.

Fox News reported an employee can be seen going after three children in the video, using both her hand and her leg to forcefully get them to nap.

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The woman appears to use her leg to pin down what appears to be a blanket-covered child on a cot while slapping the leg of a second child on another cot and hitting a third child covered up by a blanket.

The abusive actions took place at North Charleston United Methodist Church Learning Center, according to News 2.

Pastor Richard Reams, the lead pastor for the church, told News 2, “I couldn’t believe what I was watching.”

The pastor reported the footage that had parents outraged to the North Charleston Police Department and DSS: “Our first priority was having the people who are professional investigators investigate.”

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Reams notified parents who brought their children to the center to be cared for about the horrific treatment of the young kids, making himself available to any of them who would like to discuss the abuse that was allegedly taken out on three children.

Reams explained:

“All I can do is control how we respond in the present to regain or build trust. The only way I know to do that is being authentic and transparent.”

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The pastor said he was not able to talk about employee issues, but he did confirm the pair of workers involved did not work Wednesday following the discovery of the video.

An investigation is underway with the North Charleston Police Department.

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