North Augusta math teacher arrested after child left in car hours

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 7:35 PM EDT
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A North Augusta math teacher faces charges after leaving her toddler in her car for hours while she worked.

30-year-old Raquel Drayton Stevens says she went to work at North Augusta Middle School around 7:20 a.m. Friday, and forgot the 2-year-old was in her car until nearly 10 hours later, when she got back to her car.

Stevens told deputies she left work and headed directly to a hospital, but, when she realized the child was unconscious, she stopped at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office on Walton Way.

An ambulance was called from the sheriff's office and the child was taken to the Augusta University Medical Center. Deputies arrived at the hospital around 5:30 p.m.

It's unclear what charges Stevens is facing, but we do know DSS is involved.

Check back for updates on this developing story.