Two Naval nurses have been removed from duty after images of them messing around with newborn babies emerged online. Photos originally uploaded to Snapchat but later shared on Facebook by concerned recipients shows one of women flipping off a baby with caption ‘How I currently feel about these mini Satans.’ A second pic shows another nurse holding a baby by the arms and is taken from a video in which she makes child ‘dance’ to 50 Cent song In Da Club. In video nurse can be seen laughing and joking with someone behind camera who can be heard telling ‘we’re going to hell’. The woman can then be seen holding the child under each arm. As song plays she moves the newborn’s arms around to beat, imitating rap musicians in music videos. Photos of the incident were shared hundreds of thousands of times after being posted online and were quickly brought to attention of hospital authorities. A statement from hospital’s commanding officer was uploaded to Facebook on Monday night. It tells ‘We are aware of a video / photo posted online. It’s outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated. We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice. We’re in the process of notifying the patient’s parents.’

Photos caused an outpouring of rage on social media, with nurses branded ‘cruel’ and ‘disgusting’. Jane Agerton, who identified herself as a nurse from Tennessee, wrote ‘They need to have their nursing license revoked. I am totally disgusted. How juvenile. Grow up.’ Joy Allen wrote ‘As a former Navy daughter, Navy wife and mother of a child born at NAS JAX I am sicken by this behavior.  I am sure that if I caught someone doing that to my child…your a** would have been grass under the lawn mower. Shame!’

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