Police identify the mother of a 27 – 29 week old baby found dead at Lancaster’s McCaskey East High School. Police were called to the school at around 10 o’clock Tuesday night. A school custodian discovered the body of a fetus in a lavatory trash can. After conducting interviews and reviewing surveillance video with the schools resource officer, the child’s mother was identified as a 19 year old McCaskey East student.
The young woman told investigators that she had given birth in the school bathroom Monday afternoon. The investigation into the case continues in conjunction with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and in cooperation with the School District of Lancaster. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300.