Kentucky teacher gives birth at school

Updated: Dec. 9, 2016 at 10:43 AM EST
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JESSAMINE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A Jessamine County teacher had an unexpected delivery in the middle of her class's midterms.

According to WLEX-TV in Lexington, the woman gave birth at East Jessamine Middle school Thursday afternoon. Eighth-grade teacher Allison Zemba was in the middle of proctoring midterms when she left her classroom, went inside the staff restroom across the hall and went into labor.

Friends said Zemba was trying to finish the semester before giving birth, but her baby girl had other plans.

"When you're pregnant, you're scared that you could go into labor at almost any time when you're almost due. You kinda worry about that," parent Leann Day said.

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School officials told WLEX Zemba's husband, who is an assistant principal at the school, was there to help with the delivery. The school was buzzing as the happy mom, dad and baby left for the hospital.

The principal left this message for parents: "Jaguar family, I'm pleased to announce the arrival of our first Jaguar baby. A teacher on staff went into labor and successfully delivered a baby girl. All faculty and staff are happy that Mom and baby are doing well."

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The school is planning a celebration for when Ms. Zemba returns.

"She needs to give it a nickname, so name it after the school or something," Day joked.

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