A fourth-grade student, who attends Washington D.C.’s Strong John Thomson Elementary School, decided to share with his classmates some bagged cocaine he found in his step-dad’s car trunk on Thursday instead of sharing his lunch. The unidentified child was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Although the boy was scheduled to appear in court Friday, the hearing was canceled. The D.C. Office of the Attorney General decided not to prosecute the young child.
According to police reports, after being dropped off at school, the boy gave the drug to at least five classmates. Four of the children either sniffed or swallowed the cocaine and immediately fell ill. The children were rushed to a nearby hospital emergency room. All of the 8- and 9-year-old youths are reportedly in good condition.
The case has now taken a different turn. Police and detectives from two local counties descended upon the home of the child in question on Thursday night. The investigators searched the residence looking for further evidence of narcotics. Officials are not releasing the names of the boy’s parents until further developments.