By: John Lester, NewsOXY Reporter
01/26/2012 08:44 AM ET
A 4-year-old boy brought nine bags of pot to school to share with others during snack time, and it was one incident that shocked the teacher when she found out it was marijuana.
The 4-year-old special needs boy displayed the drugs to other students at Hanover Elementary School Tuesday afternoon during their snack time, Police in Meriden, Connecticut, said.
Meriden police said the nine individually wrapped bags of marijuana appeared prepared for sale.
Hanover Elementary School principal Miguel Cardona called it an "extremely unfortunate" and "isolated" incident that 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," he added.
Authorities are not releasing the names of the student or parents and police said there is a possibility for arrests pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Department of Children and Families is also looking into the incident.