Police in The Netherlands are investigating after a 12-year-old girl gave birth during a school field trip. According to the Telegraph, neither the girl nor her family realized she was pregnant, and she showed no signs of carrying a baby.
The unnamed girl from Groningen was out with classmates last Tuesday when she felt violent stomach pains. Teachers realized the girl was in labor and called an ambulance. Medics rushed to the scene, and the 12-year-old delivered a healthy baby girl in a nearby building. The young mother was then taken to the hospital but has refused to name the father.
Dutch social services told news agency ANP the girl “may be in an unsafe environment” at home and have asked police to begin a formal investigation. Dutch paper the Telegraaf reports that the schoolgirl’s father previously sexually abused another older daughter and served two years in jail for the sex crime.
The girl was living with her father and brother after he won custody following a divorce from their mother, who was originally from Suriname, a former Dutch colony in South America.
The schoolgirl, along with her baby, are said to be “doing well” in hospital.