Texas police are working hard to solve the mystery of the high school miscarriage. Dallas cops reportedly “swarmed” the school after the principal called in a report of an “abandoned” fetus inside a bathroom stall in the girl’s restroom on Friday.
“I seen a helicopter and I was really worried,” one student said of the police presence.
The mystery of the fetus was so important to police that parents were not informed what was happening — even if they asked. “I got out of my car and specifically asked, ‘What’s going on, and is it safe for these kids to be out here?’” parent Christine Kerry said said. “And I was told to go away.”
Authorities are reviewing security footage and questioning students in an attempt to find the mother — a tough task in a school of 1,600 students. “We’re reviewing video, talking to the teachers, trying to determine if anybody has any knowledge of any student that may have had something going on in their life, and pray,” said Major John Lawton with the Dallas Police Depart
The fetus was discovered at around 2:30 p.m. by a student, who told a custodian, who told the principal.
“I think that there was somebody that had notified a custodian of a situation in a restroom,” Dallas Independent School District spokesperson Jon Dahlander said. “The custodian went and then made the discovery.”
“What was found was what appears to be a fetus, or what has been confirmed to be a fetus,” Dahlander added. “We have been in the process of trying to notify parents to let them know about this.”
Parents were made to wait until after 5 p.m. to learn what had happened, when the school district issued a statement:
“Dallas ISD is deeply saddened by the situation that occurred today at Woodrow Wilson High School. This afternoon, responding medical authorities determined that a human fetus had been found in a girls restroom at the school. The Dallas Police Department, assisted by Dallas ISD Police, is handling the investigation.
Dallas ISD immediately dispatched staff from the district’s Psychological Services Department to the school to provide professional support for students and staff members. Additional counseling support will continue to be available next week. The district encourages any member of the Woodrow Wilson community to utilize these services.
Dallas ISD is in the process of notifying parents and guardians of Woodrow students via the school’s webpage and SchoolMessenger phone system. The district encourages parents and families to discuss the situation with their students, and when appropriate, encourage their students to meet with counseling staff at the school.
Dallas ISD will continue to provide additional support and resources to the school community during this difficult time.”
The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its more than 159,000 students for college or a career. Through our Destination 2020 effort, we’ll invest in our people, focus more on the classroom, strengthen our systems and engage the community. To learn more, visit dallasisd.org.”
Police are not sure how far along the mother was, but they are very interested to learn “how it ended.”
Fortunately, Texas’ fetal homicide law does not apply to “conduct committed by the mother of the unborn child” or “a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed health care provider with the requisite consent.”
Watch a report on the miscarriage and response, below:
h/t: Raw Story