Tennessee teacher arrested for having kids in trunk of car

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A Tennessee teacher was arrested after police found three children in the trunk of her car.

According to La Vergne police, a concerned citizen at the Speedway gas station on Murfreesboro Road called dispatch to report they saw a lady with kids in the trunk of her car. Police arrived on scene and found 33-year-old Andria D. James had three children, all 10-years-old or younger, in the trunk.

Six children of similar age were found in the cab area of the vehicle.

Parents of the children were called to come get their kids, and James was taken into custody. The children were reportedly students of James, who is a teacher.

Andria James is an Intervention Specialist with Alex Green Elementary Impact School in Northwest Davidson County. James spoke with FOX17, alleging two of the kids were her children and they had stopped for pizza at the gas station.

She said the kids were playing and that is how they wound up in the trunk

James is facing three counts of reckless endangerment. According to the Rutherford County Jail booking information, James was booked at 7 p.m. on Sunday and released overnight. Bond was set at $1,000.

Metro Nashville Public Schools Statement:

"Andria James is a part time tutor at Alex Green Elementary and has been since September. She will be placed on administrative leave as soon as district offices reopen in the morning, as is standard procedure when an employee is arrested. We are in contact with the authorities in Rutherford County and will cooperate fully with their investigation. Obviously, the acts she is accused of are completely inappropriate for an educator entrusted with caring for students, and we will take further disciplinary action if needed as more details come to light. "