Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy

Oprah’s got another problem at her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa. The body of a new-born baby was found at the school after a 17-year-old gave birth to it on Wednesday, police said. Police could not confirm if the baby had been murdered or died of natural causes, Captain Shado Mashobane said.

“Yes the girl gave birth to the baby at the school, but we can’t confirm what happened to it. A case of concealment of death is being investigated,” he said.

The 17-year-old girl, who was a pupil at the school just outside Johannesburg, was taken to the Midvaal Hospital, according to News24.com. Beeld newspaper on Friday reported that the baby’s body was found in a plastic bag filled with bloodied clothes after the girl was taken to hospital. In October 2007, a female school staffer was accused of physically and sexually abusing students. Also, in of 2010 Winfrey settled a defamation lawsuit filed by one of the headmistresses at the Academy before the trial began.

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