You read that right… Reports show that a Houston Texas teacher stuffed a teenager in her trunk to avoid possibly catching Covid-19. Not just any teen, her own son. The explanation she gave the police was that her son tested positive for Covid and she was taking him to another site for additional testing.
The boy, who is only 13-years-old, was found in his mother’s trunk after she arrived at a testing site where she informed staff he was in there. She’s on administrative leave now. And she has a warrant out for her arrest according to reports:
“Sarah Beam has been charged with endangering a child. Cy-Fair ISD Police Department said a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
According to court documents, on Jan. 3, Beam pulled into the drive-thru testing site located at 11355 Falcon Road in northwest Harris County, when a witness reported hearing something in the trunk. The witness said when Beam unlatched the trunk, the boy was found lying down inside.
Court documents said the witnesses told Beam she would not receive a COVID test until the child was removed from the trunk and placed in the back seat of the vehicle. The witness then called police.”
Beam is an English teacher at Cypress Falls High School. She reportedly told police she put her son in the trunk to avoid possibly catching Covid-19 from him. She has been employed with Cy-Fair ISD since 2011. The school district issued a statement.
“CFPD was alerted that a child was in the trunk of a car at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site earlier this week. Law enforcement conducted a full investigation, resulting in a warrant for arrest. Thankfully, the child was not harmed.”
Bevin Gordon, the district director of health services, was on site and was alerted by staff that the teen was in the teacher’s trunk. It was actually Gordon who called the police:
“A warrant for the teacher’s arrest was issued Wednesday. Online court records listed her as not in custody, though neither local police nor the district attorney’s office immediately responded to requests for confirmation.
Efforts to reach the woman were unsuccessful Friday and it isn’t clear if she has a lawyer.”
Imagine if Beam had gotten into an accident with her poor son in the trunk. It’s my opinion, and I think most people would agree, that the teacher put her own safety above her son’s. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.