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20 students taken to hospital after 6-year-old brings heroin to school

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Twenty first grade students were taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Tuesday after police say a six-year-old girl brought eleven packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School.

Police say they were called to the scene after a first-grade teacher saw one of her pupils playing with the packets. Two of the packets had been opened, investigators say, and one had been chewed open.

Lt. John Walker explained, “We know that one of the packages clearly looks like it was bitten and we do have one student saying that the young lady who did bring the substance to school did have that packet in her mouth.”

Parents were shaken to learn about their children possibly being exposed to the drug, which can be deadly, even in small amounts.

Kristina Perry, a parent said, “Apparently she was playing with the packet and showing it off.”

The mother of  the little girl and her boyfriend now face charges.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, was questioned by police on Tuesday while her home was searched. Early Wednesday, officials announced she was charged in connection to the drugs.

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