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Lisa Rollins

For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!

Mother Accused of Endangering Children for Leaving 13-Year-Old in Charge

A Connecticut mother of 4 was recently arrested and accused of endangering her children for leaving them home alone with the oldest, who is 13. The teen was left in charge of the younger ones, ages 10, 4 and 1 1/2, while she went to church. The police got involved when a neighbor called to report that the 4-year-old had wandered across the street into her yard. The mother, Rebecca Young, said the teen was only temporarily stepping in for a half-hour until a grown-up babysitter arrived. Even though the Connecticut Department of Children and Family says that teens shouldn't be left in charge of younger kids until they're 15, some are questioning if this was really a matter for police. Do you think they should be involved, IS 13 too young for a teen to be left in charge of younger kids, and don’t you really think that depends on their maturity?

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06/07/2012 6:43AM
Mother Accused of Endangering Children for Leaving 13-Year-Old in Charge
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06/21/2014 7:37PM
Child Goes to Neighbors----It would have made just as much sense to arrest neighbors for kidnapping
The 4-year-old could have wandered away if the mother were home. This is a disgusting example of mean neighbors to call the police. Aren't we all here to help each other out? This 13-year-old child is more responsible than most 16 year olds as hehas been raised with the family and learned child care under his mother's supervision. It was an unfortunate situation that could have happened to anyone. Don't the Connecticut police have any compassion for mothers?
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