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SC woman whose electricity was turned off January 27 arrested for child neglect

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An upstate mother is in jail tonight after she and her children were discovered living in a home without electricity, WYFF4 reported January 29.

Carla Farrow was charged with child neglect after a school resource officer reported her to officials, believing her two children were living with no power in their home.

The children, ages 11 and 17, were placed into protective custody after Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated the living situation.

Not only was the home so cold that officer's could see their breath, the home was also littered with dirt, dead bugs and cigarettes. None of the food in their refrigerator was edible.

The police report stated Farrow told the deputy that there was a problem with the electric meter that Duke Energy couldn't repair. A representative with Duke Energy told police the electricity had been cut to the home on January 27, and there was no problem with her meter.

Farrow is currently being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center after being arrested at her home.

This is a horrible situation for everyone involved. The house was found dirty by investigating officers. But how do the readers here feel about Duke Energy cutting off electricity the day before a winter storm warning was issued for upstate South Carolina?

Do you feel Carla is a bad mother to her children? Or is she overwhelmed by her situation, and needed a helping hand and instead was arrested and lost her kids?

Your comments are welcome.

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