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High Point High School, Beltsville, Md.

Newborn found dead in bathroom of Maryland high school

Authorities in Prince George's County are trying to determine if the baby found at High Point High School in Beltsville was stillborn.

A baby has been found dead in a bathroom at a high school in Prince George's County, Md., police say.

WBAL-TV reports that a school resource officer assigned to High Point High School in Beltsville was alerted on Wednesday that a deceased baby had been found in a bathroom. A preliminary investigation determined the baby was delivered Wednesday.

Detectives are working to determine whether the baby was a stillbirth. An autopsy is planned.

The girl who delivered the baby was found at the school and is receiving medical care.

High Point Principal Nicole Isley-McClure notified parents in a letter:

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.

 

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