School Tutor Arrested After Three Children Found in Car Trunk

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. — An elementary school tutor has been charged with reckless endangerment after police say they found three kids in the trunk of her car.

Andria James had nine kids total in her Chevy Malibu (how many seat belts does a Chevy Malibu have??), according to police. A gas station customer reported seeing three of the kids, aged around 9-10 years-old, get out of the trunk of the car Sunday.

“It’s very saddening and heartbreaking … that an adult would put other people’s children or children in harm’s way like that,” said La Vergne police Sgt. Bob Hayes. La Vergne is about 20 miles southeast of Nashville.

Andria James has denied the claims. “There were never nine in my car or in the store. Never,” she told CNN affiliate WKRN. “That’s a complete and utter lie.”

But surveillance video from the Speedway tells a different story, according to police.

James on administrative leave from The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools while an investigation is conducted.