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South African authorities said on Friday the body of a dead newborn baby was found on the school grounds of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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According News 24, local police captain Shado Mashobane, said a 17-year-old student on Wednesday, “gave birth to the baby at the school, but we can’t confirm what happened to it. A case of concealment of death is being investigated.”

ABC News reports the baby’s body was found in one of the student’s bags on the grounds of Oprah Winfrey‘s school.

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The mother of the child was hospitalized after giving birth according to police.

Police Lt. Col. Lungelo Dlamini said in a statement (via ABC News) that the baby’s body was found last Wednesday in a bag the 17-year-old girl brought to a hospital where she was being treated for excessive bleeding.

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