Boy gave heroin to classmates

2010-04-15 09:27

Pennsylvania - Police say a third-grader in Pennsylvania handed out more than 60 small bags of heroin to his classmates before his teacher discovered them.

Wilkinsburg police say the eight-year-old brought the bags to Turner Elementary School on Tuesday. At a news conference on Wednesday, police said some of the bags were found empty in a trash can, but there was no evidence the kids had ingested the drugs.

Police say the bags were stamped with the words "trust me".

School officials sent a letter home to parents about the incident.

Police are investigating how the boy got the drugs.

Wilkinsburg is about eight kilometres east of Pittsburgh.