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Children found home alone, search for parents ongoing

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police said a four-year-old girl was wandering the street alone around 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The police said they had trouble figuring out where the little girl lives because they believe she is deaf. Neighbors were able to point officers to the right house, where they found a 10, 7 and 2-year-old all inside without a parent.

Police searched for more than an hour for the mother, but were unable to find her.

Officers said the house appeared to be in good condition. Police said the mother could be charged with child abandoment.

In Texas, there is no law on how old a child must be to stay home alone. The Department of Family and Protective Services said although it is critical to have adult supervision, each case is decided based on the maturity of the child.

Neighbors tell us they don't usually see the children because they usually play in the back yard.

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