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Fetus found in South Houston High School bathroom

PASADENA, Texas – A fetus was found dead Wednesday night in a bathroom at South Houston High School, the Pasadena Independent School District said Thursday.

According a Pasadena ISD representative, a custodian found the fetus between 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials identified the mother as a South Houston High student. She is receiving medical treatment.

An autopsy is being performed by the medical examiner. The school district said the gestational age of the fetus or whether the fetus was born alive or not is unknown.

Pasadena ISD police are investigating. 

The district released a statement that read in part: "We encourage parents to use this tragedy to talk to their children and remind them that they are not alone. When students have concerns, whether medical, social or academic, they should talk to an adult. Students can always talk to a teacher, counselor, principal or assistant principal who will guide them to the help they need."