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March 31, 2008

CHILDREN LEFT HOME ALONE (or in cars alone)

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CHILDREN LEFT HOME ALONE

(or in cars alone)

This post raises many questions about child safety, as does another issue: children “left” alone in cars. Recently a mother left a sleeping child in a car, within her sight, while she took two older children to drop coins in a nearby Salvation Army kettle. The article related that moments later she was arrested and the focus of a police investigation and a state child welfare agency. Bloggers apparently are debating whether she was negligent or whether the police overstepped their bounds. What do you think? Leave your comments below.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337012,00.html

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/wireStory?id=4445064

Five Pittsburgh children ages 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 died in a 1:30 a.m. fire recently.

Two 8-year olds survived. There was no adult in the home at the time of the fire, allegedly caused (more…)

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