Authorities are investigating after they say a human fetus was found in a girls restroom Friday afternoon at Woodrow Wilson High School in East Dallas.
A staff member made the discovery, officials said, and responding medical authorities determined the remains to be a human fetus.
Dallas police said surveillance video at the school is being reviewed, and they tweeted that the investigation is in the preliminary stages:
.@DallasPD investigating possible fetus found @ Woodrow Wilson High School. Investigation in preliminary stages more info forthcoming.
— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) August 29, 2014
The Dallas Independent School District said parents and guardians of Woodrow Wilson students will be notified, and they encourage families to discuss the situation. Counseling support will be available to students and staff members into next week.
— Ray Villeda (@RayVilleda) August 29, 2014
Officials ask that if any student knows who the fetus may belong to or has any other information that could help, they should contact Dallas police.
DISD released the following statement Friday evening:
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.