Kindergarten student brings 30 packs of heroin to school, police say

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Police are investigating after they say a kindergarten student in New Jersey's capital city brought 30 packs of heroin to school. (WPVI)

Police were investigating after they said a kindergarten student in New Jersey's capital city brought 30 packs of heroin to school.

Police were called to the International Academy of Trenton on Monday.

Trenton police said a teacher told her 5-year-old student to stop playing with what she thought was a candy wrapper.

The boy did, but soon he started playing with it again.

When the teacher went to take it away the second time, police said she realized it was heroin.

But it wasn't just one bag of heroin.

Upon further inspection, detectives were called in and found 29 additional packets of heroin in the boy's lunchbox.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where he tested negative for opiates.

Officials released a statement which said in part, "IAT is following the procedures as specified by the law and is working closely with local authorities to handle this matter."

Police were trying to determine where the child got the drugs and no one has been charged.
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