Naked family arrested at Upper Darby High School

Some students at Upper Darby High School evidently got an impromptu anatomy lesson Friday afternoon when a Germantown mother and her three children stripped to their skins in the school parking lot.

After police arrived about 1 p.m. and found them nude inside a van -- their arms locked and chanting religious slogans -- the four were charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, and open lewdness, said Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Chitwood said the woman, identified as Sarah Butler, 44, of the 100 block of West Manheim Street, showed up at the Delaware County school about 10 a.m. with her children, Joanne Butler, 23; Bessie Butler, 22, and 14-year-old son.

Sarah Butler demanded to see a student who is her biological child, Chitwood said.

After her request was denied, the four lay on the ground in a parking space and began chanting. Eventually they shed their clothing and then climbed into a nearby van.

School security officers notified Upper Darby police, who placed the four under arrest. The 14-year-old has been released to the custody of his father.

Chitwood said the woman may have “mental health issues.”


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