A Houston-area mother has been accused of putting her son in the trunk because he had COVID-19 according to KHOU 11. The mother has been arrested according to court records. Sarah Beam, a teacher at Cypress Falls High School has since posted bond. She is charged with endangering a child. Beam took the 13-year-old boy to a drive-thru COVID testing site at Pridgeon Stadium on January 3, for additional testing according to court documents.
A CFISD worker who was gathering information from people in line says Beam told her the boy was in the trunk because she didn’t want to be exposed to the virus. According to court documents. the employee asked the woman to open the trunk, and she confirmed the boy was there.
She informed Cy-Fair ISD police and provided the woman’s license plate number and other information used to identify her.
The boy wasn’t hurt, however, the Texas Department of Public Safety officials said he could have been if there’d been an accident since he wasn’t protected by a seat belt, as required by law.
Beam has worked for CFISD since 2011 and is currently a teacher at Cy-Falls. Beam has been placed on administrative leave, the district confirmed.
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