Torched Car

Teacher charged with giving passing grades to burn a car

A high school chemistry teacher is accused of enlisting two students to torch her car.

Prosecutors say the Houston-area teacher offered passing grades to the failing students if they stole her car and burned it so she could get the insurance money.

The Chevy Malibu was burned on May 27th, whihch was the last day of school.  The teacher reported the theft that day.

The car was found this month in a wooded area.  An arrest warrant has been issued for the teacher. The 17- and 18-year-old students are charged with arson.