Baby born to student in Streamwood High bathroom
By Emily McFarlan firstname.lastname@example.org February 28, 2012 11:40AM
Updated: April 1, 2012 8:10AM
STREAMWOOD — Mother and baby are “doing well”after a Streamwood High School student delivered a baby Tuesday morning in one of the school’s bathrooms.
School District U46 Safety Coordinator John Heiderscheidt confirmed a flurry of Facebook posts from Streamwood students that the girl had given birth around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the school, 701 W. Schaumburg Road.
Heiderscheidt could not confirm many details because of “confidentiality for the students,” he said.
But, he said, “The situation occurred very quickly, and it was handled very well.”
Streamwood High School went into “medical lockdown” for about 20 minutes at the end of second period, the safety coordinator confirmed. That’s a common procedurethat keeps students in their classrooms and out of the way of medical personnel entering the building, he said.
Both the student and her newborn, who reportedly is a boy, had been taken to a hospital by 10:30 a.m., he added.
Heiderscheidt said he is unsure whether a student ever has given birth at a U46 school before this.
But in the more than five years he has been part of the Elgin school district, he said, “I haven’t seen this.”
“Everybody’s doing well, staff included. The baby and mom are well,” he said.
“We’re surrounding the family with support and whatever they need and whatever mom will need when she comes back to school.”