Middle school science teacher accused of killing 2 neighbors

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Dallas-area middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the slayings of two men in Fort Worth who are reportedly his neighbors.

A Fort Worth police statement says Cary Joseph Heath, 35, was arrested Monday at Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill, where he has been a teacher. Bond is set at $1 million.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by CBS DFW, Heath, an eighth-grade science teacher, allegedly admitted to the slayings to two people before teaching a class. He was later arrested at the school after students had left for the day, the station reports.

Police haven’t released much information on the shootings, which happened about 4 a.m. Sunday. Officers arrived to find two men dead on the driveway of a house. CBS DFW reports Heath lived nearby.

Cedar Hill Independent School District told the station Heath is on administrative leave.

A bio on the district’s website that’s since been removed said Heath was an Air Force veteran. Investigators removed items from his home Monday night that included rifles and other weapons, sources told the station. Sources also told CBS DFW an assault rifle was used in the deadly shootings.

No attorney is listed in jail records for Heath.