The mother of a 6-year-old girl and her boyfriend face charges after the girl allegedly brought heroin to her Philadelphia elementary school.The woman, who has not yet been identified, was questioned by police on Tuesday while her home was searched. Early Wednesday, officials announced she was charged in connection to the drugs.
Tuesday morning, the woman’s 6-year-old daughter brought 11 packs of heroin to Barry Elementary School in the city’s Cobbs Creek section, according to school officials. Police say two of the packs were open.
“We know that one of the packages clearly looks like it was bitten,” said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker.
Investigators say the girl showed the heroin to her classmates. Teachers then took immediate action when they noticed the commotion.”Their teacher did a remarkable job,” Walker said. “They saw the child with these items. The teacher recognized right away, took control and notified another teacher.”
The teacher evacuated the class and 20 students, including the girl who allegedly brought the drugs, were taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a precaution.