Police say someone found a dead baby in a bathroom at a high school in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.
The baby was reportedly delivered on Wednesday (Oct. 3), the same day it was found. A school resource officer at High Point High School was alerted to the newborn’s body earlier that morning.
Police said the “female who delivered the baby” is a student at the school. The mother was located at the school and is receiving medical care, WBAL-TV reported.
The letter below was sent home to parents from the school’s principal Nicole Isley-McClure:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
This message is to inform you about an incident at High Point High School on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. There was a large police presence at our school today. Authorities were addressing a personal and private matter involving a student.
Our students’ well-being is our top priority. We assure you that today’s circumstances did not pose a threat to our students or staff. Due to privacy concerns, we cannot share further details at this time. We encourage you to speak with your child about the importance of confiding in a trusted adult, such as a counselor, teacher, administrator or coach, if they have any concerns about their safety and well-being.
Thank you for your continued support.
Detectives are working to find out whether the baby was a stillbirth and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the baby’s cause of death. No further information, including whether the infant was girl or a boy, was immediately released.