A five-year-old boy in America has shocked his teachers – and the rest of us – by bringing a bag of cocaine into his kindergarten classroom.
The little boy told a teacher it “made him feel like Spiderman” when he put it in his mouth.
Bag decorated with Spiderman
The child brought the small cocaine bag into class at Lawrence Elementary School, a small school in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Yahoo reports that the bag was covered in Spiderman stickers and the little boy shared with his teacher that he felt just like his favourite superhero when he ate it.
Show and tell shock
The teacher called the police immediately and the police escorted the little boy to the hospital. Fortunately, he had not ingested any of the cocaine.
The police then paid a visit to the little boy’s home. They found his father, Benny Garcia in possession of 38 bags of cocaine and 70 bags of heroin. Police took Garcia, who has an outstanding warrant for narcotics, into custody. He will face court in a few days.
Police also discovered another child living with Garcia. Both children were taken by child services.
If you think your child has taken a drug or medication, call an ambulance immediately. Take the drug or medication with you to the hospital.
Substance abuse and parenting don’t mix
This isn’t the first instance where a child has accidentally got hold of illegal substances. On Halloween, a little girl was hospitalised after swallowing Seroquel, which was mixed up with her Halloween candy.
Earlier this year we brought you another story of illegal drug use and parenting after a baby died of meth-toxic breast milk. Recently, a Canadian mum also caused a social media outrage after sharing she smokes weed daily after her kids go to bed.
These stories remind us how important it is to always make smart choices, especially when it comes to drug and alcohol use around your kids.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please seek help. Information on addiction and support can be found at Lifeline.
NOTE: Drug use and parenting is always an emotive topic. Mum Central does not endorse or encourage illegal drug use. We choose to share this information believing that, should parents choose to take drugs, this knowledge may assist in keeping their infants and children safer than without it.