A 14-year-old girl gave birth in a restroom at her middle school, and the baby boy cried once before she tried to flush him down the toilet, killing him, officials said.
An autopsy confirmed the baby was alive when born Wednesday at Cedar Bayou Junior High in Baytown, near Houston. The boy was probably full term and cried before the mother tried to flush him, police Lt. Eric Freed said Thursday.
The mother was taken to a hospital. People who knew her at school said she wore baggy clothing, and nobody suspected she was pregnant, The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.
School officials learned of her pregnancy when another student who was in the …