Two juvenile girls were arrested after they were accused of putting an 8-month-old baby in a refrigerator and posting video of the incident on Snapchat.
The video led police to the teenage babysitters, and in it they can be heard laughing while the baby cries.
After several seconds, the girls can be seen taking the baby back out and one of them can be heard laughing and saying, “See she’s OK.”
The girls, whose names were not released because they’re juveniles, were babysitting the infant in Danvers on Monday when the shocking video was posted to Snapchat
The teenagers appeared in juvenile court in Salem and were released into the custody of their parents.
The child was unharmed, according to police.
The baby’s mother said one of the girls was her niece.
“My daughter is OK, I want everyone to know that I was not aware of the situation and it’s very unfortunate,” she said. “It’s very foolish. … They didn’t do it trying to harm my daughter, they did it as, like, playing around.”