A struggling single mom was arrested recently for leaving her children in a motel room while she tried to go to work and predictably, it's caused a surge of anger online.

Here's the full story...

Now, so many single moms and dads have been forced to take on extra work during these difficult times...

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Because taking care of and raising children alone is no walk in the park.

Especially during a pandemic!

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Many parents in the last year have found themselves suddenly juggling more than 1 job alongside raising their kids... which is not ideal.

It's terribly sad to see these parents struggle...

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And more than often, they have to go to extremes to desperately make ends meet... especially when they can't gain access to appropriate childcare.

Well, this is exactly what Shaina Bell recently had to do...

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But sadly, it resulted in her being arrested and taken away from her children.

Shaina, who is from Ohio, is a single mother of 3 young children...

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And she has been working at a Little Caesars to make ends meet.

But when she couldn't find childcare one day, she had no choice but to leave her children in a motel room while she went and worked her shift...

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Which resulted in the mom being arrested.

People have been left gobsmacked over Shaina's arrest...

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And many feel it is unbelievably harsh to punish the mom for desperately trying to make a living and provide for her children.

Shaina was arrested at her job on February 11th for leaving 2 of her children, aged ten and 2, alone in a motel room...

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And she was released the next day but found herself in the need of immediate housing, according to Vice.

Although the mom insisted she had organized for someone to come and check on her children once every hour...

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She was charged with 2 counts of endangering children - a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a possible maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

The mom has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her, according to court records...

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And her next hearing is scheduled for April.

Her children have been turned over to their father, according to WFMJ-TV.

When Shaina's story started to gain traction, a friend set up a GoFundMe page to try and support the young mom.

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​"This campaign was created to help Shaina and her children raise the money they need in order to secure permanent and safe housing. Everything raised will go directly to establishing a safe and permanent home for Shaina, Faith, Jai'Sean, and Jade," the page reads.

At the time of writing, the page has raised a staggering $87,000...

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Which we're sure will give the support that Shaina and her children so desperately need.