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The Doctors: Arrested For Leaving 12-Year-Old Alone While At The Gym

A mom in New Mexico was charged with a felony after leaving her son in the gym parking lot, unattended, while she worked out for an hour. The problem is that the child is 12-years-old, and according to local law, “Children 11 years or older can be legally left alone, but the child must be mature enough…”

The mom was taken to jail and officially charged, meaning she now has to have supervised visits with her son. Were things taken too far? The Doctors were quick to point out that there’s a difference between being being alone at home and being alone in a random parking lot. More than anything, it’s important to know your own child and how mature they are in certain situations.

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