Daycare investigating after video of boy supporting Trump posted online

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NATICK, Mass. - A video shot by a local daycare teacher that shows one student calling Hillary Clinton “a liar" and cheering for Donald Trump.

The video has more than 100,000 views on Facebook, and now the state and the company that runs the daycare is investigating.

The video was taken Friday at the Next Generation Children’s Center in Natick and initially shared on Snapchat by Angelina Grillo of Norwood.

In the video, you can hear a woman ask “who do you want to be president?” A male child responds “Donald Trump.” The woman then asks “who’s a liar?” The boy responds “Hillary Clinton.”

The woman behind the camera laughs at the response then several other children join in calling Hillary Clinton "a liar".

When FOX25 went to ask Grillo about the video no one answered the door, but a short time later a man who identified himself as her father spoke to reporters.

"You guys should probably leave because you're not going to get anything,” Rob Grillo said.

Mr. Grillo then went inside to talk to his daughter and returned to speak to reporters about what she told him.

“I guess it's been going on, as far as I know and she just thought it was funny, thought it was cute,” he said.

Mr. Grillo told reporters his daughter didn’t prompt the pre-school aged children to say that even though she was the one who took and posted the video.

The school issued a statement to FOX25 saying posting video of the children is against policy.

"We have policies that prohibit the use of personal cell phones and personal video taking.  We follow our protocol should these policies be broken and are currently completing our internal investigation and will take appropriate actions with the teacher who posted this video on social media. We place focus on age appropriate learning activities and implementation of curriculum.  This type of activity is not appropriate.”

FOX25 also reached out to the Department of Early Education and Care and was given the following statement.

"EEC has strict regulations regarding privacy of children and conduct of educators in licensed programs.  We will take action as necessary against the program and any involved staff as warranted by the outcome of our investigation."

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