Police Confirm Child Found With Cocaine At School - Fox 2 News Headlines

Police Confirm Child Found With Cocaine At School

Posted: Updated:

Philadelphia Police and The Philadelphia Public School District confirmed a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student came to East Falls Thomas Mifflin School with crack cocaine. He was also found with more than $170.

"I'm shocked a kid was able to bring drugs to school," Jennifer Gallagher, a parent said.

Philly Police Chief Inspector Cynthia Dorsey said," We were concerned. We were scared to death."

The little boy showed the money to a classmate and that student alerted a teacher on Monday morning.

The classroom was evacuated and swept by a K-9 unit to make sure there weren't any other traces of drugs.

"This is very serious. We have to make sure out children are safe, "Dorsey said.

While the school day went on for the pre-k class, many parents like Jennifer Gallagher picked their little ones up early.

"It's upsetting. So I was getting here early anyway so I came and got her earlier than I normally would have, "Gallagher said.

Other parents came by to check on their children. One parent said the kids weren't afraid or anything. They weren't aware of what happened.

The school district believes the drugs came from outside of the building. The boy later told authorities that the drugs came from his mother's boyfriend, who is supposed to be in rehab. Criminal charges could be filed, an police have confirmed that they will be looking for the man once they get a search warrant.

"If there are illegal narcotics we want to make sure this doesn't happen again and in school," Dorsey said.

The little boy was brought to Saint Christopher's Hospital to be observed and to make sure drugs weren't in his system.

School Officials say parents at this school should expect a letter explaining what happened.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:37:50 GMT
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:25:29 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
  • 1 Injured After Police-Involved Shooting In SW Philly

    1 Injured After Police-Involved Shooting In SW Philly

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:30:25 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia appears to have been a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia appears to have been a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices