Family members reported their loves ones missing Saturday morning after they had not heard from them since Friday afternoon.
Metro police searched the mother’s apartment on Paragon Mills Road for several hours.
Authorities later learned it was a misunderstanding.
The mother went out Friday night and left her four children with two different babysitters, however she did not tell her family about her plans. The family has since been reunited.
Authorities said they take these calls seriously and do not wait 24 hours to consider someone a missing person.