Hospital Corpsmen Mishandle Newborn Baby - Post Videos To Snapchat

1 Min Read Published September 19, 2017
Hospital Corpsmen Mishandle Newborn Baby - Post Videos To Snapchat

Correction: The original version of this article mistakenly described the individuals in the videos as Naval nurses. They are not nurses and we have corrected the article to corpsmen.

  • The mishandling of newborn babies by two hospital corpsmen has caused outrage.
  • Video shows corpsmen making newborn “dance to rap music.”
  • Corpsman flips off a newborn saying, “how I currently feel about these mini satans.” 
  • Navy removed both corpsmen from patient care.
  • Military investigation currently taking place. 
  • Video and photos posted to Snapchat went viral on Facebook.

The shocking videos originally shared on SnapChat have left two corpsmen, Allyson Thompson and Joanie Barrett, jobless and under investigation. The photos were taken at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL. 

In one photo Allyson Thompson, a corpsman at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, is seen flipping off a baby and captioning the photo, “how I currently feel about these mini Satans.” 

In another video, Thompson is seen laughingly holding a newborn baby under the arms and making it dance to rap music. She jokes with Barrett, and is heard saying, “we’re going to hell.”


“We are aware of a video/photo posted online. It’s outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated,” reads a post on the hospital’s official Facebook page.

On Monday night Naval Jacksonville Hospital’s Commanding Officer announced that multiple employees have been “removed from patient care.” 

The statement continues, “We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice. We’re in the process of notifying the patient’s parents.”

The video was originally posted on Snapchat, screenshotted by concerned recipients and went viral on Facebook - where it’s been shared over 200,000 times. 

Thompson and Barret have not commented on the situation. 

Angelina Walker
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