Horrifying Snapchats Show Nurses 'Flipping Off' Newborns & Making Them Dance

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Medical professionals are at the top of the list of people whom parents are supposed to be able to trust with their children. But two navy nurses are under fire for posting an extremely inappropriate video, in which they appear to "flip off" newborns, call them names, and even make them "dance," shocking and enraging parents everywhere.

  • Denisa Shellito took to Facebook to raise awareness of some disturbing images she says she came across on Snapchat.

    According to her post, a former acquaintance -- who also happens to be a navy nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida -- allegedly posted a horrifying photo and video on popular social media network Snapchat

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  • The video shows one woman in scrubs forcing a newborn to "dance" to music in the hospital.

    While Shellito blurred the face of the child to protect his or her identity, she says the woman who originally shared the video did not. Not to mention, the way the nurse appears to be handling the baby is utterly disturbing. Even at only nine seconds long, the video is a horrifying display of gross misconduct.

  • Soon after the video went up, a nurse also allegedly posted this equally disturbing photo.

    In the picture, she appears to be flipping off a sleeping newborn in a hospital crib. The caption reads, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

    Shellito, who originally shared the horrifying images, wrote in her Facebook post, "My blood is literally boiling and I want to snitch [because] that is someone's child."

  • Shellito also posted a screenshot of her outraged response to the Snapchat posts.

    Denisa Shellito/Facebook

    It is unclear whether or not the women involved responded to her comment, but their posts certainly got attention from others, including those from their workplace.

  • After receiving over 200,000 shares in less than 24 hours, news of the incident reached Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

    In response to the outrage, the hospital posted an official statement on its official Facebook page, which reads:

    "Naval Hospital Jacksonville's Commanding Officer sends: We are aware of a video / photo posted online. It's outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated. We have identified those involved -- two junior enlisted staff. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice. We've notified the patient's parents."

  • Countless parents have expressed their outrage over the incident.

  • Many even demanded that more drastic measures be taken against the women involved.

  • It's not clear if "removed from patient care" means that the women have been officially fired or not, but with the safety of innocent newborns at stake, we can only hope that their actions aren't taken lightly by those in charge.

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