North Augusta Middle School teacher arrested after daughter left alone in car all day

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - A North Augusta Middle School teacher is facing charges after she reportedly left her 2-year-old daughter in her vehicle for an entire day while she was at work.

According to an incident report from North Augusta Public Safety, 30-year-old Raquel Stevens went to work at North Augusta Middle School on Oct. 12 and did not realize her daughter was still in her vehicle until she came out that evening. She reportedly started driving to seek medical attention, but when the girl became unresponsive, she decided to go to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Walton Way.

Once at the sheriff’s office, EMS was called and took the child to Augusta University Medical Center.

Stevens was later arrested and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child.

Ms. Stevens has been teaching mathematics at North Augusta Middle School for the last three years. She is outgoing, personable and a “favorite teacher” of many students. We can only imagine the anguish that’s associated with an accident of this nature and we join Ms. Stevens and her family in gratitude that the condition of her child is improving. Standard protocols have been employed pending the outcome of the investigation.
Merry Glenna Piccolino, Aiken County Public Schools

Stevens was released on $10,000 bond.

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