ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC) – A Northwest Atlanta mother appeared in court today to face a judge on charges of reckless conduct and cruelty to children after police say they found her kids home alone. Investigators say 25 year old Lynn Warner called police after she arrived to an empty home at the Villas at the Dome Townhomes on Rhodes Street, around 8-00 Monday morning, alarmed to find her kids were not there. The children had been removed and taken into state custody. Police say a security guard called them, when he found one of the kids outside the apartment crying, around 5-00 Monday morning. He told police he found the other two kids inside and reported there was nothing in the house for the children to eat. Police say Warner who has a previous charge of cruelty to children, did not offer an explanation, only saying she left because she was ill. The children ranged between 8 months and 2 years old. Warner’s bond was set at 45 thousand. No word on when she will get her children back.