Police say a Metro Nashville tutor was spotted with three children in the trunk of her car.

La Vergne police spokesman John Fesmire tells media outlets that surveillance footage shows that the three children, all 10 or younger, were inside the trunk while 32-year-old Andria D. James was driving her car Sunday evening. Fesmire says six other children were in the vehicle's cab area.

James, who has been arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, says the children were only inside the trunk while the car was parked. She says she had permission to take the students to her house after a basketball game.

Metro Nashville Public Schools spokesman Joe Bass said James is a part-time tutor at Alex Green Elementary and will be placed on administrative leave.