A Texas teacher is facing criminal charges for locking her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car to prevent him from contracting coronavirus after he tested positive for Covid-19.
A woman locked her son in the trunk of her car after he became infected with Covid
The school district confirmed Friday that the teacher, Sarah Beam, 41, had a warrant for her arrest. Sheriff’s Office deputies who attempted to arrest Beam at her home Friday night, but left the house without making an arrest.
According to the documents, Beam had driven to the scene of the ordeal on Monday, Jan. 3, when the health services director, who was working at the drive-thru, saw Beam’s vehicle with the teenager in the trunk. Beam apparently acknowledged to the director that his son was in the trunk because he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Documents indicate that Beam kept him there to prevent him from being exposed while he drove his son to the stadium for additional testing. Investigators go on to state that the health care worker asked Beam to see the child.
Beam opened the trunk and the child was lying inside, without any safety restraints. The worker then told Beam that no tests would be performed until the child was moved to the back seat of the vehicle.
On Saturday, Beam was arrested, according to court records. His bail was set at $1,500. Records show the teacher, who has been employed by Cy-Fair ISD since 2011, posted bail.
Although the district said the child was not harmed, Beam’s court documents say his charge is felony child endangerment.