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Leaving a child of that age without supervision for such periods of time can be considered neglect. There is no age set in law at which a child can stay home alone. The determination is made on a case by case basis based on the maturity level of the particular child. Additionally, if this was an isolated incident, it may not be considered neglect. If this occurs on a regular basis, it would likely be considered neglect.
This doesn't sound right. It can be considered neglect by local offials.