Officials: Mother of abandoned newborn is teacher

WEEHAWKEN - Officials say they believe the woman who left her baby on the steps of Weehawken High School last week is a West New York School teacher.

The mother's name has not been released, but the school superintendent in neighboring West New York says she's a math teacher at Memorial High School and has worked with special education students since 2007.

The woman is now undergoing evaluation at Jersey City Medical Center and could face charges even if the evaluation reveals emotional or psychological issues.

The 1-month-old baby girl was found face down on the sidewalk outside Weehawken High School last Friday. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, the infant had a fractured skull and other injuries consistent with blunt-force trauma.

The baby has undergone surgery and is expected to survive.Baby found on steps of Weehawken H.S. Baby found at Weehawken H.S. has multiple fractures

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 1 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 2 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
The event, which is only in its second 4 Central NJ brain tumor walked held in Asbury Park
A possible protest is taking shape among transit 5 Commuters threaten possible 'No Pay May' protest on NJ Transit

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.