8 year old brings heroin to school
WILKINSBURG, Pa. – An 8-year-old boy brought heroin to a Wilkinsburg school in bricks and started passing it out on Tuesday, police sources told Channel 4 Action News.
Wilkinsburg police are investigating the incident at Turner Elementary School, where students said an 8-year-old was trying to pass out small paper bags on the playground that police said were stamp bags of heroin.
A call for comment from Channel 4 Action News to the Wilkinsburg School District’s spokeswoman was not returned Tuesday night.
A letter sent home to parents indicated the bags had the words “Trust Me” stamped on them.
“I was scared, like, ‘Oh my God. Let me get to my son and find out if he touched it. If he did, anything, what was going on?’ He said he didn’t touch it,” said a parent who asked to remain anonymous. The parent has a son who attends the school.
The letter advised parents to talk to their children to determine whether they came into contact with any of the substance in the bags.
The parent who spoke with WTAE Channel 4 Action News is worried children easily may have thought it was something to eat.
“I don’t even think the little boy even knew what it was. I’m praying, like, he didn’t put it in his mouth or nobody put that in their mouth or anything … They didn’t say any kids were sick or anything from it, so thank God for that.”
Wilkinsburg police said officers continue to investigate. No arrests were announced Tuesday night but could be forthcoming.
WTAE Channel 4 Action News checked with Children’s Hospital, which had no reports of any child being sickened by drugs as it appears most students actually rejected the “Trust Me” bags.