RIESEL, Texas – A mother is in jail after being accused of killing her son in Riesel.
A little before 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning, a 9-1-1 call was made about an unresponsive individual in a vehicle on East Fredrick Road.
A deputy arrived on the scene shortly after the phone call was made and discovered the individual in the car suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Garrett Hunt, who was on his way to school.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says Garrett’s mother, 39-year-old Sarah Hunt, shot Garrett several times. Hunt then walked back to Riesel, where police arrested her.
She is has been transported to McLennan County Jail, and will be charged with murder. Her motive is still unclear. Her bond is set at $500,000.
“It is a very sad and tragic situation. I don’t know how else to describe this. We are going to be working overtime to try and sort this out,” says McNamara.
Waco ISD says Hunt taught 5th grade science and social studies at Lake Air Montessori, which is closed to in-person classes this week because of COVID-19 cases. This was her first year teaching at Lake Air Montessori.
The district says it has not made contact with Hunt, but she will be placed on administrative leave and given an opportunity to resign. If she does not resign, the district says it will begin the process of terminating her probationary contract.
Waco ISD is making counselors available for any students or staff members who would like to talk about this difficult situation.