UPDATE: Jackson Police searching for person abusing children in viral video

UPDATE:

Jackson Police officials have confirmed that the viral video of children being abused did not originate in Jackson or surrounding areas.

Jackson Police say they are grateful for the community’s assistance in providing relevant information for the case.

Earlier story:

JACKSON, Tenn. — A video of children being punched and thrown is going viral.

Jackson Police are trying to find the person responsible. Jackson Police say the video is circulating on Facebook showing children, possibly in a child care facility, being abused.

Jackson Police say the video shows children being slapped, punched, and thrown on a hard floor. One child has head trauma, and another child was also choked by an unidentified person.

Police describe one child as African American wearing a blue shirt sitting in a green high chair. Two other children are lying on the floor; one is wearing a black outfit, and the other child is wearing a dark blue shirt.

Jackson Police are not releasing the video, and it is unclear where the video originated from.

If anyone has information that will assist in locating the children, the offender, or the property, contact Lieutenant D. Jones with the Jackson Police Dept. at (731) 425-8400.

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