Bond for teacher charged in hit-and-run death set at $200,000



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Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 7:17 PM

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Attorney Cameron Gray says middle school teacher Tammy Lowe is sitting in the Grand Prairie Jail thinking of the family of 6-year-old John Raidy, the boy she’s charged with killing in a hit-and-run accident. 

On Wednesday morning, a judge set her bond at $200,000 on charges of felony manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid. 

The Grand Prairie-based attorney visited Lowe, 53, on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, she left a hand-written resignation note at Adams Middle School, where she taught Texas History for nearly two decades. 

Gray said he doesn’t believe Lowe spent a day in jail in her life –– however, he stopped there, unable to discuss the specifics of the case. During a press conference after her arrest, Sgt. Eric Hansen said the teacher appeared distraught and remorseful, “but, again, she did not provide us with many details.” 

Lowe surrendered five days after the boy was struck and killed crossing the street at the intersection of North Carrier Parkway and Holiday Hills. Police say the driver was in a black, four-door Toyota Yaris and ran a red light. Lowe’s black Yaris had a dented hood. 

John Raidy will be buried Wednesday. He survived long enough for his parents to donate his organs. Police say Lowe cried when she turned herself in and looked as if she hadn’t slept in days. 

Gray said it was unlikely that Lowe will bond out.