Unexpected delivery

22nd December 2006 at 00:00
A 15-year-old girl gave birth at her Catholic school after arriving for lessons "in some distress". It is understood she was unaware that she was pregnant. The Year 11 pupil, at St Joseph's Catholic College in Bradford, West Yorkshire, went into labour at the start of the school day and gave birth in a medical room. John Grady, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Leeds, said the birth was "not an everyday occurrence". He said the headteacher had met the girl's mother and preparations had already been made for the girl to return to school and continue with her education.

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