Police: CFISD teacher put son in trunk at COVID-19 testing site

Sarah Beam, a CFISD instructor, told an worker at a COVID-19 screening web-site that her son was in the trunk because she did not want to get ill, court information said.

HOUSTON — A warrant has been issued for a Houston-area mother accused of putting her son in the trunk of her automobile just after he tested constructive for COVID-19. The female was in line to get a COVID exam, authorities stated.

Sarah Beam, a teacher at Cypress Falls Significant Faculty in the Cy-Reasonable Unbiased School District, has been billed with endangering a kid.

According to court files, Beam took the 13-yr-outdated boy to a travel-via COVID screening web-site at Pridgeon Stadium on Monday, January 3, for extra testing. 

A CFISD personnel who was gathering data from people today in line reported Beam instructed her the boy was in the trunk for the reason that she did not want to be uncovered to the virus.

The worker asked the woman to open the trunk, and she verified the boy was there, according to courtroom paperwork.

She alerted Cy-Fair ISD law enforcement and delivered the woman’s license plate variety and other information and facts utilised to identify her. 

“I have never ever read of any individual getting put in a trunk mainly because they analyzed beneficial for anything,” explained Sgt. Richard Standifer with the Texas Office of General public Security.

The boy wasn’t hurt but Standifer said he could have been if there’d been an accident because he wasn’t protected by a seat belt, as required by regulation.

“In the function that the car is in a crash, there is no way to really protected a particular person in a trunk.”

Standifer says the entrance and again of any automobile can be a hazardous area to be in the party of a crash.

“Most of your automobiles are produced with crumple zones in the front and rear of the car, so if the individual’s in the rear of the automobile and they’re involved in a crash, they’re most likely at higher hazard of currently being wounded since they are designed to take up energy in the front and the rear,” Standifer described.

Cy-Reasonable ISD verified that Beam has worked for the district since 2011 and is at the moment a trainer at Cy-Falls. She has been placed on administrative depart.


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