Mother leaves toddler inside car to take nursing test

(WSB via CNN)

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 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.

She says the boy’s father was supposed to meet her at the school to watch their son but he never showed up. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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