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Crime Texas Teacher Charged with Child Endangerment for Allegedly Driving with COVID-Positive Son in the Trunk

22:42  12 january  2022
22:42  12 january  2022 Source:   people.com

Texas teacher put son with Covid-19 in car trunk to prevent exposure, warrant says

  Texas teacher put son with Covid-19 in car trunk to prevent exposure, warrant says A Texas teacher was accused of putting her Covid 19-positive son in the trunk of her car to prevent being exposed to the virus, court documents show. © Provided by NBC News The woman faces a charge of child endangerment after she arrived at a Covid-19 testing site with the 13-year-old boy in the back of the vehicle, according to an arrest warrant filed Wednesday in Harris County District Court. The woman is a high school English teacher who has been with the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, northwest of Houston, since 2011, NBC affiliate KPRC of Houston reported.

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A Texas mom was charged with endangering her child after officials discovered her 13-year-old son inside the trunk of her car last week, the Associated Press reports.

Sarah Beam, a 41-year-old teacher who works in the Cypress-Fairbanks school district, was at a district stadium where vehicles were lined up for Covid-19 testing because her son had tested positive, according to court documents.

"[The mother] stated that she put [her son] inside the trunk to prevent her from getting exposed to possible COVID while driving [him] to the stadium for additional testing," according to a court document, the AP reported.

Judge finds no probable cause in case of Texas mother who allegedly put son in trunk to avoid Covid-19 exposure

  Judge finds no probable cause in case of Texas mother who allegedly put son in trunk to avoid Covid-19 exposure A Texas judge ruled Thursday there was no probable cause against a mother who allegedly put her son in the trunk of the car to avoid being exposed to Covid-19 -- but the case might not be over yet. © KTRK Sarah Beam told a health official she was taking her son for "additional testing," according to a warrant from the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Sarah Beam, 41, was charged with endangering a child after she allegedly placed her 13-year-old son, who had Covid-19, in the trunk to avoid being exposed while she went to a testing site, according to a warrant from the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

On Saturday, she was charged with one felony count of endangering a child, and posted $1,500 bond. Online records did not show whether she obtained an attorney to speak on her behalf.

Beam is scheduled to be arraigned in Harris County Court on Thursday.

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Beam is a teacher at Cypress Falls High School, TV station KHOU reported. On the school's website, she was highlighted for her work as an English teacher.

"She is engaging, energetic, positive and works tirelessly to ensure that students have what they need to be successful both in English and in life," the principal wrote. "Sarah's genuine kindness paves the way to allow students — even those who struggle the most — to have confidence in their ability to succeed."

Fla. High School Teacher Caught with Underage Student in His Apartment, Charged with Sexual Battery

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Since the incident, Beam has been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement obtained by CNN.

"CFPD was alerted that a child was in the trunk of a car at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site last week. Law enforcement conducted a full investigation, resulting in a warrant for arrest. Thankfully, the child was not harmed. Sarah Beam most recently worked as a teacher in CFISD and is currently on administrative leave," the statement said.

Meanwhile, members in her community have posted signs with messages of support for Beam. One sign read: "Mrs. Beam a teacher with a heart of GOLD," reported KHOU.

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