Texas mother allegedly put son in trunk of car to avoid being exposed to Covid-19

A Texas mother has been charged with endangering a child after she allegedly placed her 13-year-old son, 누가 가지고 코로나 19, into her car’s trunk to avoid being exposed to 바이러스, according to a warrant from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Sarah Beam, 41, was charged after authorities arrived at a Houston-area Covid testing site on January 3 following a report that a health services official had found the child in trunk of Beam’s car. According to the warrant, the director of health services stated she was gathering information from cars in a line for Covid testing whenshe found a female driver, later identified as Sarah Beam, having her child in the trunk of her car.
The health director told policethe defendant confirmed that her son, K.H., who is a 13-year-old child, was in the trunk of the car due (...에) the child having been tested positive for Covid.
      Authorities were called to the Covid-19 testing center on January 3.

      According to the warrant, the mother told the health director that she wanted to prevent exposure to the virus while driving her son to the testing site foradditional testing.
        When the health official asked Beam to see the child, the mother opened the trunk where thechild was lying down inside the trunk.The mother was then told that the child would not get a test until he was removed from the trunk and placed in the back seat of the car. The health official called police and returned to the car where the child was found in the back seat.
          During the investigation, police were able to review surveillance cameras at an adjacent middle school and corroborate that the childexited the trunk of the car and entered into the back seat of the vehicle on the passenger side,” the warrant said.
          The mother was released from jail Sunday on a $ 1,500 노예, according to a document from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website
          Beam is a teacher at Cypress Falls High School in the Cy-Fair Independent School District, 에 따르면 CNN affiliate KHOU. She has been placed on administrative leave, KHOU reported.
            CNN has reached out to Beam but has yet to receive a response. CNN has not been able to confirm if she has a lawyer.
            CNN has also reached out to Cy-Fair Independent School District for a statement.

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