A Texas high school teacher is being charged with a felony after officials say she locked her teenage son in the trunk of her car while she went through a drive-thru COVID testing site. Authorities in Harris County, Texas, say Sarah Beam faces a child endangerment charge for allegedly keeping the 13-year-old locked away because he’d tested positive for COVID and she feared he could give it to her. A staff member at the testing site heard something in the trunk as Beam drove through the Houston testing site on January 3.
… When Beam popped the trunk, the witness told authorities the boy was inside facedown. The site employee reportedly then told Beam she couldn’t have a test administered until the boy was placed in the back seat. The employee then called police. Beam told police she put the boy in the trunk to protect herself from being exposed to COVID.