AMBRIDGE, Pa. - Authorities said teachers’ quick actions helped get three young children out of a home of filth in Ambridge.
Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported the kids -- ages 9,8 and 6 -- showed up at school with noticeable bug bites.
The school alerted the kids’ mother and sent them home. When the kids didn’t return to school after a few days, the teachers took action.
“They contacted social workers, who contacted police and we did a welfare check,” Ambridge police Chief Jim Mann said. “The school resource officer came down with the workers and found horrific living conditions.”
According to police, a welfare check found the kids living in a home with raw sewage, bugs, animal feces and basic hoarder conditions.
Police said the kids’ mother and her boyfriend will be charged with child endangerment, and the home was condemned.
“The house does need cleaned. I’ve been trying to spray but it hasn’t been doing any good,” the woman’s boyfriend said.