PENSACOLA (CBSMiami) – A mother in the Florida Panhandle is facing five counts of child abuse after a hundred roaches came out of her daughters’ backpack during school lunch.
School staff noticed a second grade student coming to school in filthy clothes.READ MORE: ⚠️ Warning: Major Traffic Shift Coming For I-395 Ramp To I-95
They say the student also showed signs of depression and broke down often.
When police went to the home of 33-year-old Jessica Stevenson, they found roaches and broken windows.READ MORE: 'Please Return Stewie': Miami Springs Family Pleads For Return Of Missing Blind, Deaf Elderly Dog
She was released on bail and was ordered not to have any sort of contact with her children.
“It’s just not easy when you’re one person and five kids. I want to do better, and I’m trying,” Stevenson said. “’Baby, if I see you I go back to jail.’ That sucks. I don’t want to tell my kids stuff like that.”MORE NEWS: Demolition Begins Monday On Remains Of FIU Pedestrian Bridge That Killed 6 In Collapse
If convicted, Stevenson faces up to 25 years in prison.