Middle school teacher arrested for double murder

FORT WORTH (WFAA) - Police have arrested a Cedar Hill ISD middle school teacher for capital murder in relation to a double homicide that occurred on Sunday.

According to a FWPD news release, Cary Joseph Heath, 35, was arrested at Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill without incident in reference to a double murder in the 800 block of Buffalo Springs Drive on Sunday. Records show Heath lives in the 900 block of Buffalo Springs, the Star-Telegram reported.

He is currently being held at the Fort Worth jail with a $1 million bond.

Police have not yet released Heath's mugshot. According to the school's website, Heath is an eighth grade science teacher who was in his first year at the middle school. Prior to that, he served 13 years in the U.S. Air Force.

The murder victims have not been identified. Police had initially detained another man for questioning in the case but he was not arrested.

Cedar Hill ISD said Monday night Heath has been placed on administrative leave.


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