This is crazy. Around noon yesterday (February 5, 2015) Police were called to the Southwest section of Philadelphia to Mitchell Elementary school ,where officials reported finding students as young as 8yrs old with crack cocaine in their procession. Apparently school administrators alerted police after the 8-year-old informed a staff member that he was ask to hold a bag of crack until after school for another student in exchange for $7
According to Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker “The 8-year-old kind of refused initially, but then the 13-year-old places the items into his bookbag,” …then the 8-year-old took the baggie of drugs back to his own classroom There, he showed the drugs to two other students…One of the students sniffed the drugs. The second student refused to sniff the drugs and alerted the school counselor…”. four kids were checked out at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to make sure no one ingested the drug. All appeared to be fine. Police also said other children may have come into contact with the drug, and were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
A unknown source told a local news station that the 13 year old tested positive for having marijuana in his system, however his mother appeared live on t.v. rallying for the innocence despite the fact that her tested positive for marijuana, She claims the drug were the 8 year old’s and her son is being wrongly accused, “He had not bring the drugs to school, he did not touch them, he did not distribute them out to no one, they have it wrong, he did not do it,” said the mother of the 13 year old Asheen Bell.
“Our concern is where this kid, at this age, is able to get drugs,”…“It’s just a sad situation when you have kids at this age who are exposed to this type of stuff this early in life,” said Walker…“We obviously know this kid got it from somewhere and him asking an 8-year-old to hold it for him, obviously he has some knowledge of the trade…”
We sure these kids are OK and they find the person responsible for allowing the drugs to get in the hands of these youth, this could have turned out bad.