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Newborn found on steps of Weehawken High School

June 10, 2011 2:12:18 PM PDT
Police in Weehawken say a newborn baby was left on the steps outside Weehawken High School.

The girl, said to be one or two months old was said to have a bruise on her head and near her eye.

The baby was found in a clean diaper a shirt, and a blanket.

Two women found her on the sidewalk and then brought her inside to a security guard.

Officials say the baby was on the ground for about 5 minutes.

"The baby had a blanket and the lunch lady from the other school came and took her into the nurses office," said Monica Fernandez.

The mother is said to be 37-years-old.

It is not clear if this incident falls under the Safe Haven Law.

The law states someone can leave a baby at a firehouse, police station or hospital which authorities believe the mother was trying to follow, however the injury to the baby could bring charges.

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