Sarah Beam, 41, was charged after authorities arrived at a Houston-area Covid testing website on January 3 following a report {that a} well being companies official had discovered the kid in trunk of Beam’s automobile. In accordance with the warrant, the director of well being companies said she was gathering info from vehicles in a line for Covid testing when “she discovered a feminine driver, later recognized as Sarah Beam, having her little one within the trunk of her automobile.”

The well being director informed police “the defendant confirmed that her son, Ok.H., who’s a 13-year-old little one, was within the trunk of the automobile due (to) the kid having been examined optimistic for Covid.”

In accordance with the warrant, the mom informed the well being director that she needed to forestall publicity to the virus whereas driving her son to the testing website for “further testing.”

When the well being official requested Beam to see the kid, the mom opened the trunk the place the “little one was mendacity down contained in the trunk.” The mom was then informed that the kid wouldn’t get a take a look at till he was faraway from the trunk and positioned within the again seat of the automobile. The well being official referred to as police and returned to the automobile the place the kid was discovered within the again seat.

Throughout the investigation, police had been capable of evaluate surveillance cameras at an adjoining center college and corroborate that the kid “exited the trunk of the automobile and entered into the again seat of the automobile on the passenger facet,” the warrant stated.

The mom was launched from jail Sunday on a $1,500 bond, in response to a doc from the Harris County District Lawyer’s Workplace and the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace web site

Beam is a instructor at Cypress Falls Excessive College within the Cy-Honest Unbiased College District, in response to CNN affiliate KHOU. She has been positioned on administrative depart, KHOU reported.

CNN has reached out to Beam however has but to obtain a response. CNN has not been capable of affirm if she has a lawyer.

CNN has additionally reached out to Cy-Honest Unbiased College District for a press release.