Oprah Winfrey academy student questioned in infant's death
Oprah Winfrey and students inaugurate her South African academy in 2007.
February 19th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey academy student questioned in infant's death

A student of Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa is being questioned in the death of an infant, authorities said.

The body of the newborn boy was found in the 17-year-old girl's bag as she was being treated in a hospital for excessive bleeding.

Police suspect she gave birth at the school, but say it is unclear if the child died naturally or was killed at birth. An autopsy was under way.

American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey opened the school in January 2007 to provide educational opportunities for impoverished girls in South Africa.

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  1. Uh Huh

    Elvis: Uh huh!

    February 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. blah

    Cha~Ching is either a angry black woman who is racist or a Chinese woman who is racist. Maybe she's she's an angry racist Chinese~black woman.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The truth hurts

    I agree with cha~ching oprah is a trained n~g~er stars arent born they are maid and she is a willie lynch project black women with power arent a threat thats why the whiteman gave her money and power she is a house n~g~er a tool if u will

    February 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Theyratherhearalie

    Lies is what america is all about if u make sense they kill u if u are a threat they kill u if u tell the truth they kill u thats why sadaam is dead america is the true evil this is not a great country dont believe the white lies

    February 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. blah

    Anti~oprah is Cha~Ching is the truth hurts. Angry at the White Devil. Whatever. And theyratherhearalie is just....using up our oxygen.

    February 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yep!

    Oprah is the devil

    February 21, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. Yep!

    I dont believe u blah it cost to breathe nothing is free blah blah....

    February 21, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. sassy

    If u had the money like oprah u would help ur own folk (ur race) myb one another person family another race! One person. Cant help the nation! Gosh u guys r so crictical n jump to judge others ! U ppl ned a li fe!

    February 21, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kimberly

    Ummm...it is HER money, and she can spend it however she chooses...

    February 21, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. angie

    This has nothing 2 do with oprah!!!....we love u oprah....u r still my angel!!!!....u r a blessIng 2 many!!!

    February 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. angie

    One love!!!!

    February 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 4th down

    White people love a n~g~er who is a great a~~ kisser i do as u say master!

    February 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. krissy

    4th down hit the nail on the head. How true how true!

    February 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
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