Newborn baby found alive in dumpster at SC college, teen mom charged

ORANGEBURG, SC (WSPA) – A student has been charged after a newborn baby was found alive in a dumpster at Claflin University, Wednesday morning.

A baby was found alive in a South Carolina dumpster (WLTX)
A baby was found alive in a South Carolina dumpster (WLTX)

According to CBS affiliate WLTX, the university said the baby boy was found around 8:30am and was taken to The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.

WLTX says the child’s mother, 19-year-old Amber Brianna Fulton, was charged with attempted murder and unlawful conduct towards a child.

The Department of Public Safety tells WLTX that that workers on campus were taking garbage to a dumpster when they heard the baby crying.

The dumpster was located on Goff Street in Orangeburg.

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