NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) The arrest of a single mother who let her 9-year-old play alone in a South Carolina park during her shift at McDonald's has people debating about how working parents can find child care when school is out. <br />
Forty-six-year-old Debra Harrell faces 10 years in prison if convicted of felony child neglect after police picked up her daughter. State law says it's criminal to leave a child at "unreasonable risk of harm" but doesn't define when a child can be left without supervision. <br />
Neighbors tell The Associated Press that Harrell shouldn't be vilified, because children come to the park without their parents all the time. <br />
Now that her case is getting attention, they say other kids are staying inside and alone.