A mother who is accused of driving her COVID-positive son to his medical appointment in the trunk of her car has been charged with child endangerment.
41-year-old Sarah Beam was charged this week for the incident that occurred on January 3rd.
According to the report, Beam arrived to a COVID testing site with her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car. When the nurse requested to see the child, Beam opened the truck revealing the teen.
“The defendant confirmed that her son … was in the trunk of the car due (to) the child having been tested positive for COVID” Bevin Gordon, the health services official who contacted police said.
Staff at the site told Beam to put the child inside of the car while they contacted police.
Beam, who is a school teacher, told authorities that she put her son in the trunk of the car because she did not want to be exposed to COVID while driving.
Beam has since been released on a $1,500 bond and has been placed on administrative leave by her school district.