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Teacher arraign for allegedly killing her son while driving him to school

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A Texas schoolteacher is accused of killing her teenage son while driving him to school on Monday morning, November 9th. 

39-year-old Sarah Hunt, a teacher in the Waco Independent School District, was charged with murder in the death of her 17-year-old son, Garrett Hunt, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

Authorities say Hunt fatally shot him while driving to school on Monday morning just outside Riesel, a city of about 1,000 near Waco. 

The 17-year-old was found dead in a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds in an abandoned vehicle near the site of the fairgrounds in the small town, KCEN reported. 

Hunt was arrested as she was walking back into the city, the news outlet reported.

Authorities said they are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting.

“At this point we don’t have a motive, we don’t know what happened, we don’t know what led up to this,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara told KWTX. “It’s a big mystery, and that’s what we’re trying to determine.”

Hunt was in her first year of teaching fifth-grade social studies and science at Lake Air Montessori Magnet School, KWTX reported. 

The district plans to place her on administrative leave, and will also grant her the opportunity to resign before the district begins the process of terminating her probationary contract.

She is being held on murder charge in the McLennan County Jail on a $500,000 bond.