Warrant out for the arrest of a Texas school teacher after she locked her COVID positive son in the trunk of her car

Originally published at: Warrant out for the arrest of a Texas school teacher after she locked her COVID positive son in the trunk of her car | Boing Boing

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They sure do things different in Texass.

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The stars at night, tho.

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attached photo seems in poor taste.

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The teen later left the trunk and entered the back seat, according to surveillance footage

Alls well that ends well…

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I’m sure there will be more to this story. Other folks in similar circumstances wouldn’t get the chance to take their child anywhere after behavior like that. I hope there’s a caring relative who can help out after the arrest! :grimacing:

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I hope so, too. JFC, what was that woman thinking? Was this an act of desperation because she can’t afford to take time off, or just pure selfish stupidity?

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Texas: where it’s all about the freedoms of the bigger guy to infringe on the freedoms of the little guy (see: Ted Cruz, abortion bans, wanting the freedom to spread Covid, etc)

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Just a friendly reminder that most trunks have a panel leading into the back seat, and/or a trunk release pull string. If you’re ever locked in the trunk of a car, be on the lookout for these.

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Good point. There are also tips here for getting help without alerting captors:

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Wtf… How is she not in custody? I mean even Texas has to take this seriously no matter who the person is.

Deputies with the Precinct One Constable’s Office attempted to arrest Beam at her home in Jersey Village Friday night. The constable’s office declined to say why deputies left Beam’s house without taking anyone into custody.

Beam’s court documents state her charge as felony endangering a child.

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There will perhaps be some lingering resentment there.

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Shutterstock has some fucked up photos.

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First they yell at you for not taking quarantine seriously enough, then they yell at you for taking it too seriously. Just no pleasing some people.

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When I was kid, it was completely normal to ride in the cargo compartment of “station wagon” cars, where there were no seatbelts.

I am sorta on the mother’s side on this one. She has found a decent solution to the challenge of getting the kid where he needs to be without literally killing herself. Dropping to the fainting couch because the woman could have theoretically forgotten him when she arrived to the place she was taking him seems a bit precious.

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How about she put on a filtering mask, or two surgical ones, and have her kid do the same, open the car windows and drive to the testing center?

FFS. There is no excuse. This isn’t a ride in the cargo box of a stationwagon, it is locked in the trunk of a car.

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I’m generally with you. I mean, presumably the teen got into the trunk voluntarily (more or less). The actual danger is no doubt that of a car crash, which is by far the biggest risk to the life of any teenager, but even so it hardly warrants a felony charge.

Which is not to say that it was a good or logical idea, of course…

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And I am sorta not. Really not. There is no excuse for this.

If the trunk was airtight, she would have killed him. If it wasn’t, she could have exposed herself to the virus. But the odds are, she was already exposed. This “solution” wasn’t only bullshit, it was inhumane.

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Which is… not… you know… a fucking trunk when the kid is sick…

nah, just easier to treat the kid like trash then to put herself out, apparently… /s

I don’t understand how this has become a point of debate, but apparently, some are onboard with inhumane treatment if it makes their life a bit easier. And we wonder how we got to the point we are today…

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Being locked in a trunk was good for him - builds character.

No heat when you’re sick and need medical treatment, bouncing around on hard surfaces, possible exposure to exhaust, no way to ask for help if you get really sick, no way to notice if the kid goes under badly.

That’s a merit badge.

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