Second-Graders Caught With Heroin: They Thought It Was Candy
February 4, 2009 - 1:03 PM5 Philly Elementary School Boys Found with Heroin
Sgt. Ray Evers told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the boys thought the powder was candy.
Authorities say a gym teacher spotted the boys with the packets on Tuesday morning.
A school district spokesman says one boy put a small amount of the drug in his mouth but quickly spit it out. The other boys said they only touched the drug and none ingested it.
A school nurse confirmed that the boys showed no signs of illness, but they were taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for further examination.
Police say no charges have been filed.
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