Woman Faces Charges for Making Her Kids Walk to School It was punishment for missing the school bus By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Apr 2, 2016 3:50 PM CDT 179 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A Tennessee woman is facing child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her daughters while making them walk to school, the AP reports. Marion County Sheriff Ronnie Burnett tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press the mother, Lisa Marie Palmer, told deputies her daughters were being punished for missing the bus. A deputy says he saw Palmer and the children about 50 yards apart with Palmer in the car ahead of them. It was estimated the girls had already walked about a mile and a half and still had two miles to go. Palmer is scheduled for an initial court appearance April 18 on charges of child neglect and driving without a license.