Middle school teacher charged with killing 2 men

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
This undated Fort Worth Police Department booking photo shows Cary Joseph Heath, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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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.

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

No attorney is listed in jail records for the 35-year-old suspect.

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. The men have not been identified, and a motive has not been given.

KTVT reports investigators interviewed neighbors, trying to piece together exactly what happened.

"That is unusual for this neighborhood. We don't have violent crime issues at this part of Fort Worth, so I can understand how neighbors in this area would be concerned," Fort Worth Police Sgt. Marc Povero said.

"This is a quiet neighborhood. Nothing like that ever happens around here. I mean that's kind of why we live here. It's safe," neighbor Jordan Milner said.

According to an autobiographical page on the Cedar Hill ISD website, Heath is an eighth-grade science teacher who served in the U.S. Air Force.

The school district said Heath has been placed on administrative leave.

CNN contributed to this report.