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1st Grader Brings Heroin To School, Students Taken To CHOP

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An entire class of 1st graders has been medically cleared by doctors Tuesday night after their six-year old classmate brought 11 bundles of heroin to school.

Charges are currently pending against the first graders mother.

Narcotics detectives serving a search warrant on the West Philadelphia home of the 6-year old girl police say brought bags of heroin into class at Barry Elementary.

One by one parents of first graders left children's hospital after seeing doctors.

They all got the disturbing call telling them their children may have been exposed to heroin. The entire first grade class was escorted on to a school bus and taken to children's hospital for possible heroin exposure.

"They interviewed them, they had to test them to make sure they didn't have any drugs in their system. They said if he should start acting funny of something like that to bring him back to the hospital," said Danitra Saloui, a concerned parent.

Police say a first grade girl brought 11 bundles of heroin to school. It was discovered when the girl had one of the packs inside her mouth.

"One of the packages looks like it was bitten and we do have one student saying the young lady who did bring the substance to school did have it in her mouth" said Philadelphia Police Lt. Johnny Walker.

The little girl's mother and father were brought to Southwest Detectives for questioning. How the girl got them and into school is under investigation.

"We do not frisk student first graders when they are coming to school. So the student probably had it somewhere concealed. But didn't know what it was," said Fernando Gallard of the Philadelphia school district.

Now as kids were getting ready for summer vacation. Parents of these kids will be getting an unexpected lesson at home.

"She has no idea what drugs are, She thought they were passing around a toy. So I think unfortunately I have to teach her about drugs at 7 years old," said parent Kristina Perry.

Police say charges against one or both of the parents are pending. They are both at Southwest Detectives.

The 6 year old girl is still with DHS investigators tonight.

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