Kids, 1 and 3, left alone


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A 23-year-old mother is facing felony charges for leaving her 1- and 3-year-old daughters alone at her home Wednesday while filling out a Pizza Hut job application.

The 3-year-old girl followed her 8-year-old sister on to her school bus after the mother left and was found by school security officers at Paul C. Bunn Elementary School.

The girls’ mother, Reba Soldresson, 23, of Weston Avenue, was arrested on a fifth-degree felony charge of child endangering after police went to her home and found her frantically searching for the 3 year old.

Formal charges have not yet been filed in Youngstown Municipal Court.

Reports say Soldresson told police she left the three kids while she submitted an application at a nearby Pizza Hut and “thought leaving the kids home alone for 10 minutes would be fine.”

She told police when she left the 3 year old was in the living room and the 1 year old was sleeping upstairs.

The children’s maternal grandparents watched the children until their father returned home from work, reports say.

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