SC Elementary School Principal Arrested After Leaving Girls 5 & 6 In Locked Car While Shopping

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Kimberly Lynn Means-Nesmith, the principal at Browns Ferry Elementary School, was arrested over leaving her two sleeping girls, 5 and 6, in a locked vehicle while she shopped for about 25-minutes. She had taken her 2-year-old son into the store on the 85-degree day.

Means-Nesmith, 35, was charged with neglect after leaving her two daughters in a parked car while she was inside a Publix grocery store on Tuesday, officials stated. Witnesses contacted police after they observed the young girls sobbing inside the vehicle.

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The first-year principal at the Georgetown County school was charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person after her 5 and 6-year-old daughters were found crying and banging on the windows of her Honda Pilot, which was parked at the Publix grocery store in Pawleys Island Tuesday, according to a Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office news release. The outdoor temperature at the time was 85 degrees. source

Means-Nesmith entered the store at 5:46 p.m. A store employee told officials a customer brought the car’s license plate number to page the owner after concerned shoppers had gathered around the locked car at 6:05 p.m, according to the release. Means-Nesmith checked out with her purchases at 6:12 p.m.

The children were examined by the Georgetown County Emergency Medical Service and found to be unharmed, the release states. They were allowed to go home with their father.

Means-Nesmith told a deputy she was in the store for a few minutes and left the children in the car because they were sleeping. She said her husband was on the way from Georgetown to pick them up. She had taken her 2-year-old son into the store.

Means-Nesmith is expected to go before a judge Wednesday for a hearing.

What do you think? Bad mom! Or, Did nothing Wrong! Comment below!


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