Ad
Ad

Florida woman left kids overnight in squalid mini-school bus while she smoked pot on boat: Cops

A Florida woman has been charged with three counts of felony child abuse after police found her three children abandoned overnight in a mini-school bus parked in a city beach lot with a bucket for a toilet and a bin of perishable food but no cooler.

The mother, Andrea L. Kerrins, 33, was found aboard a boat anchored offshore, where she had been smoking marijuana and said she planned to spend the night, WFLA reported.

Gulfport police Officer Christopher Priest found the kids — ages 3, 6, and 9 — on a routine patrol just before 5 a.m. Saturday. They told the officer their mother and set out on a boat at about 9 p.m. on Friday.

How do you protect your children from predators? Join Nancy Grace and a team of world-class experts for the online course ‘Justice Nation: Crime Stops Here’.

In addition to the five gallon bucket used for a toilet and the unrefrigerated food, officers found that the children had no other clothes but what they were wearing, according to Fox 13 NewsFlorida.

bus
Bus where kids were abandoned/Gulfport Police Department

The children were taken by Florida Department of Children and Families “for the time being,” police said.

Police said the name on the side of the yellow bus — Meg’s Preschool & Playhouse — appears to belong to an organization that is no longer in operation. Kerrins had no connection with it, they said.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast.

Join Nancy Grace for her new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most – your children.

[Featured image: Gulfport Police Department]