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Discovered blood clot was a rat, not fetus

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says a blood clot specimen found at George Washington High School last week was not a fetus but it was a rat. Dr. Espinola said he didn't have to conduct any testing because he recognized that it was a rat. It was Monday when to GPD Spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia issued a press release stating the fetus appeared to be in its first trimester of life and that the case was classified as an injured person.

GPD's press release went on to state that the incident was not a reportable crime however Criminal Investigation Detectives are concerned about the well being of the minor who may have went through this ordeal. 

Officer Balajadia says the department intends to sit down and discuss the incident and ways to improve communication in the police department.  The spokesperson said he apologizes for the release of "inaccurate information" and the department will try to avoid "this type of reporting in the future."

Police Chief Fred Bordallo also issued a statement reading, "I am getting to the bottom of this very embarrassing mistake that has caused unnecessary grief. I take full responsibility for this mistake as the Chief of Police. In the meantime I will be reaching out to GW parents and students to apologize for our error"

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