Third-grader hands out heroin at school!
When the third-grade teacher at Turner Elementary School in Pennsylvania saw one of her students fumbling with something in his pockets, she asked him about it. It turned out that the 8-year-old had brought to school approximately 60 small baggies of heroin. Each was stamped with the words “Trust Me.”
The boy gave some of them away but all were recovered in a search of the school. None of the students had ingested the drug or were reported sick from coming in contact with it. When asked by the police where he got the drugs, he replied “My mommy’s house.” The school sent a letter home with the students explaining what happened. The street value of the drugs was estimated at approximately $1,000.
The mother of the boy, Chynita Young, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of a minor. She is also facing charges from an unrelated incident in January, 2010 and remains in jail on a $75,000 bond. The investigation continues as to whether the heroin belonged to the mother. She may be facing up to one year in jail, if this is her first drug offense, and a $5,000 fine. Penalties increase if she’s had additional drug convictions.