Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Walk to Police Station in Cold to Ask for Ride to School (VIDEO)

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A New Hampshire mother has been arrested after her three kids under the age of 6 walked in zero degree temperatures to the police station, where one of them hoped to obtain a ride to school.

Katarina Short has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and providing false information to police. The children, ages 5, 4, and 1 were caught on surveillance video walking alone in the street, and then showing up at the police station where they knocked on the door for help.

Police report that they all had coats and boots on for the trek, thanks to the eldest child making sure everyone was bundled up.

And I know what you're wondering -- where was Katarina and why didn't she take her son to school?

Check out this video to hear her excuse.


Walmart? Before school hours? Seems a little odd, don't you think?

Thankfully these children are safe in foster care, but that doesn't change how scared and confused they must be, and they're probably wondering why they can't go home and sleep in their own beds.

Considering the 5-year-old had the presence of mind to put everyone in coats and venture out into the cold for help, odds are good that he's quite familiar with taking care of himself and his siblings all on his own.

(And that's just sad.)

Do you think this mom should be allowed to keep her kids?


Image via CBSNews

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Lulu2216 Lulu2216

She looks like a crack head. Poor kids.

April Plish

Should she be able to keep her little ones ???? NO NO and NO .

nonmember avatar Mel

This b!tch is one lucky woman. Anything could have happened to these kids. Do not give them back. They might not be so lucky next time. And where the hell is the damn sperm donor? I am so sick of hearing about shitty parents!!!

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

No 5 year old should have to shoulder that much responsibility because of a lazy worthless parent. 

IKnow... IKnow0101

Unfortunately foster care may be worst for them.

nonmember avatar Samantha Hodges

I would gladly take care of them. My hime would be 10000000000 times better than foster care

Roxan... Roxanne92

Glad they're safe,considering the mom looks stoned that is one brave smart 5 year old

nonmember avatar Do it!

Samantha you should have them!! Find them and give them a home where they can all stay together!

Mae Clark

I can not imagine my six year old being able to take care of his self the way this poor five year old was. It is scary what could have happened to those poor children. Thankfully they are safe now and this woman needs to be locked up for child endangerment and never get the chance to be with her kids again maybe then they will have a chance at a happy and healthy childhood.

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