Texas cops ‘swarm’ school, police call for ‘prayer’ over miscarriage in bathroom
Parents in Texas are upset after police reportedly “swarmed” a Texas high school because a girl may have had a miscarriage in one of the bathrooms.
KDFW reported that a school custodian notified the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School after finding a “possible fetus” in one of the bathroom stalls on Friday.
The principal contacted police, who “swarmed” the school, according to KTVT.
“I seen a helicopter and I was really worried,” one student recalled.
Parent Christine Kerry was outraged that she had not been notified as to why so many police had been deployed to the school.
“I got out of my car and specifically asked, ‘What’s going on, and is it safe for these kids to be out here?’” she said. “And I was told to go away.”
The district promised that the parents would get an email explaining what had happened.
“What was found was what appears to be a fetus, or what has been confirmed to be a fetus,” Dallas Independent School District spokesperson Jon Dahlander told reporters. “We have been in the process of trying to notify parents to let them know about this.”
Dallas Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit detectives were investigating to find out who may have abandoned the fetus. The person involved was being considered a “suspect.”
“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,” Dallas Police Major John Lawton said.
Alan Elliott of Baby Moses Dallas explained to KDFW that the mother could have avoided any criminal charges if she had taken advantage of Baby Moses laws by carrying the child to term, and then dropping it off at a safe baby site like a fire station.
“And that’s a happy ending when that happens, because the baby is safe, the mother is protected from any sort of prosecution, so it’s a win-win for both of them,” Elliot noted.
However, it was not immediately clear how far along the pregnancy was, and the cause of the possible miscarriage was not known.
Watch the video below from KTVT, broadcast Aug. 29, 2014.
Watch the video below from KDFW, broadcast Aug. 29, 2014.