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Fetus found in school bathroom taken by coroner’s office for investigation turns out to be bloody tampon

By Mason White 4:27 PM October 8, 2017
Tampon (illustration)
Tampon (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Police and the coroner’s office were called on a report that a fetus was found inside a girl’s bathroom at a school in Illinois.

A custodian at the Wirth-Parks Middle School in Cahokia, spotted a suspicious item, which looked like a bloody fetus in a student restroom.

Journalists also arrived at the school to report the incident.

St. Clair County Captain Bruce Fleshren said: “At this time, it’s a very small amount of mass, so it’s very difficult just by sight to determine what this is. We will get a medical examination that will determine the direction of our investigation at that point.”

Superintendent Art Ryan asked parents who have daughters at the school to talk with their children.

“If you have a daughter that attends our middle school, I would talk with them, try to be honest with them, see what they have to say and just, you know, make sure that they’re alright and they seem fine,” he said.

However, after an investigation, the coroner determined that the bloody mass was not a fetus, but rather a feminine hygiene product, likely a tampon or a pad.

The school will likely speak to students about not putting these feminine hygiene products into the toilet, but rather dispose of it in a garbage can.