Metro-East News

SIUE student charged with child endangerment

A student at SIUE has been arrested after her son was found alone in her apartment, according to news reports.

Darielle Smith, 18, is charged with endangering the life or health of a child, KMOV reports. Officials with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department were not available to comment Friday evening.

Law enforcement officials could not say if Smith was in custody Friday evening.

The woman’s 2-year-old child is in protective custody after an investigation showed the child was often unattended, according to KMOV.

The SIUE campus has a day care on campus for children of students, faculty and staff. The day care is a full-day, year-round program for children ages two through five, SIUE says.