Texas Tech student discovers abandoned baby in driveway

LUBBOCK, Texas (KXAN/Nexstar) — Authorities in Lubbock are trying to find out who abandoned a baby in the middle of a driveway earlier this week.

KXAN’s sister station, KLBK, reports on Monday, a Texas Tech student walked out to her driveway around 7 a.m. and found a baby wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic container. Police say the baby appears to be in good physical condition.

Child Protect Services currently has custody of the infant while police try to gather more information on who could’ve left the baby. The Lubbock Police Department urges anyone with information about this case to call the Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

In Texas, if you have a newborn that you are unable to care for, you can bring the baby (up to 60 days old) to a designated safe place and drop it off with no questions asked. The Safe Haven Law, also known as Baby Moses law, allows the parent to hand over the baby without any criminal repercussions. Any hospital, fire station, free-standing emergency centers or EMS station are designated safe place locations. The individual must hand the baby over to an individual working at the safe place.


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