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Student Delivers Baby In Streamwood High School Bathroom

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A student at a suburban Chicago high school gave birth to a healthy baby boy Tuesday in one of the school's restrooms.

Streamwood High School officials say that the 17-year-old left class to use the restroom around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, and shortly afterwards, a staff member heard screams coming from the bathroom and alerted the school's police officer, TribLocal reports.

Streamwood police Officer Steve Kisch called paramedics and summoned the school nurse around 9:45 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Jim Gremo told the Daily Herald. The school was temporarily placed on a medical lockdown, keeping students in their classrooms to clear the hallways for medical personnel.

When paramedics arrived, they found the student had already given birth and was holding her baby boy in the bathroom, according to TribLocal. The student and her baby were taken to St. Alexius Medical Center and are in good condition.

"We're surrounding the family with support and whatever they need, and whatever mom will need when she comes back to school," School District U46 Safety Coordinator John Heiderscheidt told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The student, a minor, has not been publicly identified. Streamwood High School is located about 30 miles northwest of Chicago.

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