An Olentangy Berlin High School student is in hot water today after breaking into the school’s gymnasium and giving birth at halfcourt as part of a social media campaign promoting women’s health and the 50th Anniversary of NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Police say senior Brittany Ferrari broke into the school around 2:30 a.m. with several friends, a film crew, her mother, and a midwife to give birth and stream the event on social media. More than 2,000 people watched live as her 8 lb 4 oz baby boy, Thomas Brady Ferrari, fell from her womb at 4:45 a.m.
The baby slid down a waterslide and into the arms of the midwife.
NBC and Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County sponsored the event.
Ferrari spoke to her followers throughout the broadcast, including a statement at the beginning of the video explaining her actions.
“This isn’t the 1950s. We don’t need men or equipment to have babies. I can squirt my little man out anywhere I want to, and I can do it safely!” Ferrari exclaimed. “Be sure to tune in next week to see who the father is!”
Police were made aware of the incident around 3:30 a.m. but opted not to enter the building after consulting with healthcare professionals concerned that interference might pose a risk to the baby’s wellbeing.
Ferrari and the other trespassers were instead met by police when they exited the building, with each receiving a summons ordering them to appear before a judge.
It is unclear whether Ferarri will face any punishment at school.
“We are fully woke and will do everything we can to skirt around this issue and avoid negative publicity,” said principal Matt Gaetz. “We are thankful that Brittany and little Thomas Brady are both healthy and safe. We are excited to welcome another member to the Olentangy Berlin family.”
Ferrari first gained notoriety last year after shoving 1,200 hot dogs into her pants and selling them at Polaris mall while blackout drunk.