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Those children were all under the age of 5.
It was a panic button that was accidentally pressed by one of the children which alerted police of the situation.
Around 8 Monday morning police were called out to this home in the 11 hundred block of Peacher’s Mill Road in Clarksville on a panic and medical alarm.
Jim Knoll with the Clarksville Police Department says, “When the officer arrived there the door was unlocked and the door knob was moving on the other side so the officer opens the door and there was a kid on the other side - goes into the residence and finds there are two other children in the living room.”
But no adults were home looking after the children ages 9 months, 2 and 3 years old.
Officers say about ten minutes later their mother -28 year old Annette Drayton showed up and told them she had been gone about 30 minutes to take her five year old to school.
Neighbor Amber McPhatter doesn't know Drayton but says as a mother she is shocked.
Amber McPhatter says, “Them being so young no not a good idea you take them with you even if it is to go down the street so I don't know why she did that what the reason was but no that is not a good idea.”
We tried to speak with Drayton who has babysitting services listed online.
Her mother answered the door.
Erica Shaffer says, “I am with fox 17 news can we just talk to you about kind of what happened.”
Person at the door responds, “No she don't want to talk to anybody - she just got- we just got back in.”
Another neighbor, Tracy Anderson says this case should be a reminder for all parents.
Tracy Anderson says, “You can't just leave them at home you have to take care of your kids- if you are going to have them you have to have that responsibility.”
Drayton was arrested and booked at the Montgomery County Jail and charged with child abuse and neglect.
Annette Drayton posted a five thousand dollar bond earlier this afternoon.
Her children we were told are in the custody of her mother.
Tuesday, August 21 2012, 06:57 AM CDT
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Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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