PHILADELPHIA — May 17, 2018, 7:47 AM ET

Kindergartner finds bag of cocaine in classmate's backpack

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Authorities say a kindergarten student found a bag of cocaine in another student's backpack at a Philadelphia charter school.

Police say the 6-year-old girl who found the cocaine Wednesday thought it was sugar and put the packet in her mouth. She started chewing on it, but didn't break the seal.

A teacher saw her with the bag and, suspecting it was drugs, took it away. The school then alerted authorities.

The girl and the student who owned the backpack were checked by a school nurse, who determined they had not ingested the drug. Officials also searched the backpacks of the other kindergarten students, but nothing else was found.

It's not clear how the cocaine ended up in the student's backpack. Authorities don't believe it came from his home.

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  • Jerry Lapoon

    Okay, no more Show and Tell day at that school.

  • oldopiner

    Better to plant the drugs on a classmate than get caught holding. They teach 'em young in Philly.

  • George Lucas

    Wow, close call. That kid got lucky.

  • Weird Bananas

    I bet the kid got in trouble for being in another kid's backpack.

  • Prophet With Honor

    One kid going through the backpack of another. Damn lucky this small transgression didn't end worse.

  • LastSecondTakedown

    Never too late to learn that nobody likes a snitch.