Mother leaves toddler inside car to take nursing test

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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 7:33 AM

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A woman outside Atlanta has been charged after leaving her toddler inside a car while she took a nursing exam.

Sandy Springs police Sgt. Forrest Bohannon tells WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2bCfTbt) that the 18-month-old boy had been alone for 15 minutes when a security officer found him crying in the unlocked car in the nursing school parking lot.

Bohannon says the boy's mother, 19-year-old Destyni Triplett, was inside the building taking a test.

Triplett, who's charged with reckless conduct, tells WSB she had a test and left the child strapped in his car seat with the car running and the air-conditioning on after her baby sitter canceled on her.

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She says the boy's father was supposed to meet her at the school to watch their son but he never showed up.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html