Skip to comments.Philly Kindergartner Found With Heroin
Posted on 11/16/2005 5:55:38 PM PST by wagglebee
A kindergarten teacher found eight bags of heroin in a 5-year-old student's pocket, police said.
The matter was under investigation and the boy's mother could be charged, police Inspector William Colarulo said.
The heroin was discovered Oct. 25. On Tuesday, the school sent a letter home to parents. The letter did not explain why the school waited three weeks to tell parents. It was sent home after a story about the incident aired on WCAU-TV.
Neither the child nor his classmates at Richmond Elementary School were harmed, a schools spokesman said.
"We are shocked and saddened, outraged" that a parent or parents could place a child in such danger, said spokesman Fernando Galliard.
The boy and his three siblings have been turned over to the city's Department of Human Services and placed in temporary custody, spokesman Ted Qualli said. The agency was looking for relatives who could eventually take care of the children.
Probably because they are of the current mindset that educators are more able than parents to decide what children need.
If we legalize all drugs this wouldn't be news. (sarc)
Sure it would, it would still be called child endangerment. And besides that, kids can't even bring an aspirin to school these days.
Uhhhh, I think I can figger this out...
It was sent home after a story about the incident aired on WCAU-TV.
Right. They waited three weeks to tell the parents because they could not wait four.
Of course, Philly has degraded into a large ghetto, a concrete and steel plantation known as a Democrat Utopia.
"Sweep this under the rug ... unless it hits the media."
I suport publik skools.
If you take a Septa train thru certain parts of Philly, you feel the need to wear body armor. Approx. ten years ago a friend and I got off the Septa train at the stop "nearest" the Philly Zoo, and we had to walk several blocks to get to the zoo itself. The neighborhood was so bad (boarded up houses, big projects) that I wanted to pick up an abandoned board I saw lying at the side of the road, in case I needed protection. That whole area made my skin crawl.
Looks like the kid intercepted the smack before it got to its intended target.
I swear, they ought to run hizzoner, Mayor Street, out of town on a rail.
than parents to decide what children need.
Maybe. The parents sure knew what this 5-year-old needed.
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