Caring for a child isn’t easy these days, but it’s never a good thing to leave them on their own. One young mother is learning that lesson this week, but the reasons behind her decision to leave her child behind are still unknown.

According to reports this morning from WCPO-TV Channel 9, the young woman has been arrested after she allegedly left her 1-year-old son home alone.

Police say that 22-year-old Amy Shephard was arrested Monday afternoon at her home on Green Street after leaving her 1-year-old son LaMont home alone for at least a half hour. has more on the story. Check back for updates throughout the day.

What’s causing young mothers and caregivers to either forget or deliberately leave their children unattended? Far too often we hear stories like this, but what does the community have to say?

Post your comments below on what you think is happening with our young mothers.

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