via: Juan A. Lozano, Nexstar Media Wire
HOUSTON (NEXSTAR) – A Houston mother has been charged after authorities accused her of placing her 13-year-old son in the trunk of a car for isolation after he tested positive for COVID. -19, then took the boy to a driving test site. .
The 41-year-old woman was charged with endangering a child after authorities allege her son was found Monday in the trunk of her car at a Cypress-Fairbanks school district test site in New York. northwest Houston.
The woman was a teacher for the school district, which said the child was not harmed.
The mother told a district official that she placed her son in the trunk of the car to prevent him from being exposed to COVID-19 while taking him for additional testing.
The official then asked to see her son, according to the Houston Chronicle, telling her he cannot be tested for COVID-19 until he sat in the back seat. According to court documents, she opened the trunk to let the child lie inside.
She then left to find a police officer and when she returned, the boy was sitting in the back seat.
The school district confirms in writing that the mother is currently on administrative leave.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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