PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a teacher found bags of heroin in the backpack of a 7-year-old student.
The incident happened at Quentin Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick. The school houses grades pre-K to 5.
Sources say the 7-year-old kindergarten student cut his finger with a razor blade. His teacher started questioning him and discovered 18 suspected heroin stamp bags in his backpack and locker.
Pittsburgh Police brought a drug-sniffing dog into the school Wednesday afternoon to search for heroin that might still be inside the building. No additional drugs were found.
Police sources say the boy told them he got the drugs from his father’s bedroom. Police searched the boy’s home, but did not find any drugs. The boy also said he gave heroin to three of his friends.
It’s unclear if he gave out the drugs on the school bus or in the school building or both.
The white packets are named “Magic Ticket” and feature a bunny coming out of a hat.
Ebony Pugh, a spokesperson for Pittsburgh Public Schools, said three parents contacted the school district because their kids brought home drugs.
The district plans to send a letter home to parents tomorrow about the incident.