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Police: 6-year-old girl returned from school to empty house more than 30 times, mother charged

Posted at 12:21 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 17:37:42-04

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Batavia mother has been issued an appearance ticket, accused of endangering the welfare of a child, after police say she failed to provide after school supervision for her daughter more than 30 times.

According to Batavia Police, 27-year-old Shaqueita Irvin's six-year-old daughter repeatedly came home to an empty house. The time frame in which the 30 incidents allegedly occurred is from September 2018 to now.

Police say on these occasions, the girl has boarded the school bus at dismissal to be taken home. When no one is there to watch her, the school bus has returned the girl to the school for supervision.

Irvin was released after being issued an appearance ticket. She's due in Batavia City Court for arraignment on Tuesday afternoon.

If convicted, she faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.