Memphis teacher accused of leaving baby in car while gambling | News
WEST MEMPHIS, AR- (WMC-TV) – A Memphis City Schools elementary teacher is out of jail on bond after she was charged with leaving her baby in a car while she gambled.
A passerby spotted 42-year-old Monetta Davis' 9-month-old son alone in his mother's car in the parking lot of Southland Park Gaming and Racing.
She was inside the building gambling. She is now charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
"That is just awful," said Belinda Gill, a Southland visitor. "That is something I would never do. I have six children and I don't care if there is anywhere I wanted to go, I wouldn't leave them in a car."
"I have a two-year-old and he's terrible, but no way would I leave my child in the car," said another Southland patron, Val Brown.
Davis is a teacher at Southpark Elementary in Memphis. As of now, she is suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation.
The child was removed from the car by an off duty Crittenden County Sheriff's Department investigator, who happened to be in the parking lot.
Davis bonded out of jail Saturday night, eight hours after she was arrested.
The baby was taken from her custody.
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