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Woman charged after baby found in high school bathroom (tried to flush it and failed)
WHP TV ^ | 5/2/2013 | Kirk Clyatt

Posted on 05/04/2013 5:57:06 PM PDT by markomalley

A teenager is in jail on a million dollars bail, accused of delivering a baby in the bathroom of her high school and then throwing it in the trash..

Police say 19-year old Cherlie Lafleur gave birth to the baby Tuesday at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster County.

The fetus was delivered and found at McCaskey East High School in a restroom, the dead fetus was found at about 10 p.m. last night by custodian in a trash can.

Police confirm they have identified and arrested the 19-year-old woman who delivered the fetus as a student at the school, she at first tried to flush the fetus down a toilet, when that didn't work she put the premature baby in a trash can.

“It's unusual, it has happened in the past, it has not happened in the last five years since I have been in office,” explained Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni. “An autopsy was performed this morning, the autopsy revealed the fetus to be a male approximately 27 to 28 weeks gestation, that is roughly 12 or 13 weeks before the due date.”

The mother is 19-year-old Cherlie LaFleur, who is originally from Haiti. She has been charged with concealing the death of a child.

She was arranged Wednesday evening and in being held at the Lancaster County Prison with bail set at one million dollars, but was the fetus born alive?

“We can not always determine if there was a heartbeat at the time, realistically a child this premature is less likely to take a breath normally in controlled situation in a hospital, in an uncontrolled situation, born elsewhere, the likelihood that the child took a breath would be less, not impossible,” commented the Coroner.

“Right now it is an open investigation, so we are following the lead of the police department and working in cooperation with them to get all the details before we come to a judgment about what exactly took place,” District spokesperson Kelly Burkholder stated.

At a school baseball game, we talked to students and parents. Most had only found out about the incident Wednesday afternoon, although some had seen detectives and police today on the 'C' floor.

“Because they are clueless, I mean the girls who get pregnant obviously don't know what they are doing and to leave a baby in a toilet that is ignorant,” student and softball player Julianna Berrious commented.

“Maybe the parents weren't in the loop to give advice to the kid, the kid was maybe afraid of what the consequences might be,” added parent Joe Bawiec.

“You're taking care of another living thing, so it is just crazy,” one person stated.

“I don't know why they just didn't stop and think about it,” added another.

Dr. Diamantoni is not only the coroner, but a family practice physician as well.

“We deliver many inner city teens, who face many challenges, challenges of drug use, challenges of unstable homes, challenges of unplanned pregnancies, but I can tell you there are superb programs out there to help teens through those difficult times and help assure that they will have healthy babies,” Dr. Diamantoni stated.

“We always want to make sure we have the interest of our students in the forefront and when situation like this happen we want to come together as a team and see what we can do better,” Burkholder concluded.

We have also confirmed there was a voluntary meeting of teachers this afternoon at the school.

Final autopsy results are still pending and even with the arrest of the mother the investigation by police is still ongoing. If you have any information Lancaster City Police would like to hear from you.

The School District of Lancaster released the following information on Thursday:

LANCASTER, PA – May 2, 2013. The School District of Lancaster continues to work with local authorities as they investigate the recent finding at McCaskey East. As previously reported, late yesterday afternoon a 19 year-old McCaskey East student was charged with concealing the death of a child after a fetus was found in a high school bathroom Tuesday evening.

McCaskey Campus staff met this morning to discuss the most recent events as they continue to unfold. Today, the District has safe rooms established at both high schools. Staff members or students directly affected by this current situation are encouraged to meet with counselors who are readily available in these rooms.

For anyone impacted by this tragedy or other life-altering event, McCaskey offers many student services including a Teen Elect program to support students who are pregnant and both male and female students who are parenting. In addition, trained mental health professionals provide on-site counseling services. Our Community Education Liaisons are available to connect families with needed resources. Any student, staff, community or family member can make a referral to these services by contacting their child’s school or our Coordinator of School, Family and Community Partnerships at 396-6501.

The District’s first and foremost priority is the health and well-being of our students. We appreciate the community’s support in ensuring all of our children are physically, socially and emotionally safe _______________________________________

Lancaster City Police have arrested and charged a woman after a janitor found a male fetus in the bathroom at McCaskey East High School.

Police say Cherlie LaFleur, 19, of Lancaster (formerly of Haiti) is charged with concealing the death of a child.

Police say LaFleur gave birth to the baby in the bathroom on Tuesday afternoon and then tried to flush the infant in the toilet. They say when that attempt failed, she disposed of the child in the bathroom trash can.

LaFleur was arraigned and was taken to Lancaster County Prison on $1 million bail. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

UPDATE:

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Lancaster City Police were called to McCaskey East High school for the report of a deceased infant inside of a bathroom trash can.

Officers located the infant and detectives responded as well. The Coroner's Office also responded to the school, as did School District personnel and the District Attorney's Office.

Several of the custodians at the school were interviewed and provided information to detectives.

An autopsy Wednesday found that the infant was between 27 and 29 weeks and was a male. The final autopsy is pending.

As detectives reviewed the video, they determined the mother of the infant. She is a 19-year-old student at McCaskey East High School and lives in Lancaster and is currently being interviewed.

At this time the investigation is in the beginning stages and is being handled by Lancaster City Police and the District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lancaster City Police at 735-3300. ___________________________________________

We are following breaking news out of Lancaster County.

The Lancaster County Coroner has confirmed that a fetus was found at McCaskey East High School Tuesday night.

Autopsy results show that it was 12 to 13 weeks from due date.

At this point the Lancaster County Coroner's Office is working with the Lancaster City Police Department to find out a cause.

CBS 21 is on the scene and will provide the latest information as it becomes available.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnelldepravity; moralabsolutes; painfanticide; pateenager; pateenbaby; postbirthabortion
Just heard about this story today.

Sounds like she was auditioning to work in the Gosnell clinic.

Monster.

1 posted on 05/04/2013 5:57:06 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee; narses

ping


2 posted on 05/04/2013 6:03:03 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

A million dollars bail. That is ridiculous.

I don’t know her circumstances, but she isn’t going to run anywhere.

Obviously she was hiding her pregnancy from other students, and her parents . Was the baby born still or did it breathe and she killed it. This will be the factor that tells the tale on her.


3 posted on 05/04/2013 6:03:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

Exactly how old does the “fetus” have to be before they can refer to it as an infant, baby, or child?


4 posted on 05/04/2013 6:06:34 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: markomalley

If the Left has their way, such acts of infanticide will no longer be considered murder. A girl will be seen as a hero for doing her duty in the disposal of an unwanted human being.

What is missing is the other person responsible for the pregnancy: the father. And, there is the question about the culture this woman is a part. What is there about this woman’s culture that does not value the idea of getting married to that person who wishes to father your children instead of being used as a sexual outlet?

Is this what our government schools are teaching the next generation?


5 posted on 05/04/2013 6:10:48 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: markomalley

People don’t realize what a horrible death the drain line would be.

The pipe that the toilet flushes into is dry, and is badly corroded cast metal (usually), during a flush, the bottom half inch or inch would have a little water rolling down the sharp, rough edges of the pipe, the water is intended to roll solids down a gentle slope, the pipe doesn’t ‘fill with water’ nor does it suddenly ‘drop’, any live baby would be being killed probably by the scraping and rolling, and eventually by a very rapid fall at the property line that it very well might survive, which would allow it to die and suffer or drown in the larger city sewer pipe.


6 posted on 05/04/2013 6:12:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: FrdmLvr
Exactly how old does the “fetus” have to be before they can refer to it as an infant, baby, or child?

The exact moment when it can vote Democrat.
7 posted on 05/04/2013 6:17:47 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: ansel12

Bottom line: there is no excuse for a 19 year old ‘woman’ to give birth & try to flush it away. She should have called 911 & dealt with it. If she didn’t know she was pregnant - well, these days that is believable. But to try to kill the child, or get rid of the evidence, is not acceptable.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 6:18:44 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: markomalley
Baby killer. I wonder if she has an uncle named Kermit.
9 posted on 05/04/2013 6:20:22 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: markomalley

Obama: “Why should she be punished with a baby?”


10 posted on 05/04/2013 6:21:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley
There has been a lot of these cases lately -- I imagine that plannedparenthood is telling people that this is the best way to get rid of a baby.

This biatch is a baby killer. Electric chair for her if it were up to me.

11 posted on 05/04/2013 6:23:49 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Venturer; markomalley

wait until the effects from kill pills for 15 year olds show up


12 posted on 05/04/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: markomalley
A teenager is in jail on a million dollars bail, accused of delivering a baby in the bathroom of her high school and then throwing it in the trash..

This is what happens when you try to do an end-run around the syndicate. Now if she had done the right thing and paid $500 to her local planned parenthood affiliate, she wouldn't be in any trouble at all.

13 posted on 05/04/2013 6:25:50 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Twotone

Of course that is the bottom line, but it is too bad that most people probably think that the baby drowns in seconds while immersed in water, the reality is much more horrible than that imagined death.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 6:26:01 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: FrdmLvr
In the article, they use the words interchangably; from a single sentence:

Police confirm they have identified and arrested the 19-year-old woman who delivered the fetus as a student at the school, she at first tried to flush the fetus down a toilet, when that didn't work she put the premature baby in a trash can.

15 posted on 05/04/2013 6:36:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: markomalley

This is the culmination and legacy of the Great Society, for all to see. Thanks a lot, LBJ.


16 posted on 05/04/2013 6:37:00 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: ansel12
"but it is too bad that most people probably think that the baby drowns in seconds while immersed in water, the reality is much more horrible than that imagined death."

You are factually correct. I am ill contemplating the truth of this situation (seriously, my gut is heaving).

17 posted on 05/04/2013 6:43:22 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: markomalley

“Sounds like she was auditioning to work in the Gosnell clinic. “
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I immediately thought of the Gosnell clinic also.

Wasn’t there testimony about a baby trying to climb out of a toilet in the Gosnell trial? I am almost certain I saw that here on FR.

Here it is:

“a former worker at Gosnell’s clinic testified that she saw one late-term baby who survived an abortion “swimming” in a toilet and “trying to get out.” “
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3009521/posts


18 posted on 05/04/2013 6:45:02 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: markomalley

Symptom of Cultural Self Destruction.

We are becoming a selfish soulless nation.

May God help the United States.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 6:50:09 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: markomalley

20 posted on 05/04/2013 6:55:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: markomalley

High school at 19?


21 posted on 05/04/2013 7:16:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ElkGroveDan; muir_redwoods
"This is what happens when you try to do an end-run around the syndicate. Now if she had done the right thing and paid $500 to her local planned parenthood affiliate, she wouldn't be in any trouble at all. "
~~~~~~~~~~~p> She was "charged with concealing the death of a child. "

Why aren't abortion clinics required to report live births?
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Related thread:

Teen Gives Birth to 27-29 Week Baby, Tries to Flush Body Down Toilet

That article states:

"The charge of concealing the death of a child can be made even if the child is born dead,"

On that thread muir_redwoods posted:

"They’ll charge her with practicing medicine without a license."
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The jury still hasn't returned a verdict on Gosnell.

22 posted on 05/04/2013 7:21:03 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sophomore, probably.


23 posted on 05/04/2013 7:47:39 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: editor-surveyor

Coexist. I like that.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 7:51:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Takes one to know one, and vice versa.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Yep, its a new product they just started selling at Freedom Outpost.


25 posted on 05/04/2013 7:55:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: markomalley
Kind of jumping the gun on the labels, aren't you?

All of my own miscarriages were all well under 16 weeks, so I don't really know how a 27-29 week spontaneous abortion would “present”.

I didn't dialate beyond “2” at 36 weeks, after many hours of medically induced labor, and I ultimately delivered my baby via a surgical c-section, 24 hours after my water broke.

I can't even imagine my body suddenly physically expelling my six-seven month old fetus into a toilet bowl, absent agony.

I doubt very much that you can judge her, markomalley.

Or do you have special experiences that might explain your willingness to call her specific situation infanticide?

26 posted on 05/05/2013 5:56:21 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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