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2 juvenile girls charged for putting infant in fridge while baby-sitting

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SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- Two teenage girls face charges after Massachusetts police say they put an infant they were baby-sitting inside a refrigerator and closed the door.

The girls were released to their parents after their arraignments Tuesday in juvenile court on charges of child endangerment and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Their names were not made public because of their ages.

Police became aware of the Monday night incident after a social media video surfaced of the girls putting the baby girl in the refrigerator, closing the door and laughing. They removed the baby unharmed within a few seconds. 

The baby's mother says she asked her niece and a friend to watch the 7-month-old baby, so she could take a shower.  She says the baby is fine. And she admits she's angry but does not think the girls meant any harm. "Kids do stupid things. She didn't - I know she wouldn't hurt my daughter and that wasn't her intentions. I think it was all foolishness, stupidity," she said. 

But police thought it was criminal. Danvers Police arrested and charged the girls the next day. 

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