A four-year-old boy in Connecticut announced to his teacher at school snack time that he “wanted to share,” and proceeded to pull nine bags of marijuana out of his jacket pocket, police said on Wednesday.
Meriden police were called to Hanover Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon after the young special needs student displayed the weed, reports Lauren Keiper at Reuters.
The nine individually wrapped bags of cannabis appeared to be ready for sale, the cops claimed.
Hanover Elementary School principal Miguel Cardona called the incident “extremely unfortunate,” adding that it was “isolated” and was not witnessed by any other students.
“What’s so disheartening is this is really an adult issue and problem and adult behavior put a student at risk,” Meriden schools Superintendent Mark Benigni told Reuters.
“This student had no idea what he brought to school or what the substance was,” Benigni claimed.
Police wouldn’t release the name of the student or his parents. There might still be arrests, pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Department of Children and Families is also investigating the incident.