Five Omaha school children deserve an ‘A’ in family living after finding a novel way to care for their 4-year-old sister when their mother failed to return home from a night out.
According to an Omaha Police report, the children decided the little girl should not be left alone. The plan was then to let the little girl accompany the three youngest kids — ages 6, 7 and 8 — to elementary school.
School officials contacted police who learned that the 30-year-old mother left home about 7 p.m. the previous night and hadn’t returned. Police rounded up two older children, ages 12 and 14, from other schools and took all six to Project Harmony for safe keeping.
The mother later went to the elementary school to pick up the 4-year-old. Police said the woman smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence so she was cited for six counts of child neglect.