Warning, graphic details: A fetus was found in a jar at a South Florida high school.
Warning: Graphic details
A teacher at a South Florida high school was shocked when he returned from summer vacation to find a formalin-soaked human fetus placed in a jar inside one of his cabinets.
The fetus, a white female, was 16 to 19 weeks old and 8 inches long with its umbilical cord still attached. The fetus' eyes, toes and other features were all well preservedand there appears to be no trauma.
The mason jar was found covered in a brown paper bag in Robert Snyder's classroom at Cape Coral High School on Aug. 7.
It seems now that the fetus has actually been in the classroom for about 20 years and was used as a learning tool by a former science teacher, NBC-2 is reporting. However, the medical examiner's initial report stated that the fetus was not there before the start of the summer, it had no documentationand that none of the teachers at the school were aware of its presence, according to WFTX-TV.
Lee County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating.