A Texas Mother Put Her Son In The Trunk Of A Car Because He Had COVID-19 And Now She’s Facing Felony Charges

A Texas mother thought it would be a good idea to put her child in the trunk of her car because he had COVID-19. They were on the way to a coronavirus testing facility in Houston last week.

Sarah Beam, 41 years old, has been charged with child endangerment according to a warrant from the Harris County District in Houston, Texas.

Authorities arrived at the testing facility after health officials discovered that a child was in the trunk.

A health director reported the incident to authorities. They were collecting information from people in the drive-thru line when, according to the director, Beam confirmed that her 13-year-old son was in the trunk of the car because he tested positive for COVID-19.

Beam was then told the child would not receive a test until he sat in the back seat of the vehicle.

When police arrived, they checked surveillance cameras and found visual evidence of the child exiting the trunk and climbing into the backseat.

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The mother of the 13-year-old child is, ironically, a high school teacher who works with students around the same age as her son. Yet, putting the child in the “crumple” zone of a car seemed to have not crossed her mind as unsafe. The front and rear of a car are usually meant to absorb impact in the events of a crash.

Beam was released on a $1,500 bond from the county jail on Sunday. She is currently being placed on administrative leave from her job at Cypress Falls High School.


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