- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities removed six children from a Lincoln home after police learned that an 8-year-old boy had been left in charge of his siblings.

The Lincoln Journal Star says (https://bit.ly/1pzRth9 ) the boy showed up at a youth center around 11 a.m. Tuesday and told an employee that he had stayed home from school to care for his sisters. They range in age from 2 to 6.

Officers called to the center said the boy reported that his 9-year-old brother had gone to school, leaving him in charge. Officers soon found the boys’ 6-year-old sister at their home watching the three younger girls.

Officer Katie Flood says the children’s mother was at work. The mother was later cited for child neglect.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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