A 4-year-old boy brought nine bags of pot to his elementary school and pulled them out during snack time, police said.
A teacher at Hanover Elementary School in Meriden, Conn., alerted officials to the drug early Tuesday afternoon, according to a report in the Record-Journal. Detective Lt. Mark Walerysiak, a police spokesman, told the newspaper that the child turned over the bags to his teacher.
Walerysiak could not be reached for comment by msnbc.com on Friday.
"The case remains under investigation," Walerysiak told the Record-Journal. The Department of Children and Families "was called in to also conduct an investigation."
School Superintendent Mark D. Benigni called the event “isolated incident,” the newspaper said.
“Our concern is for the 4-year-old student who had no knowledge of what he was bringing to school," Benigni said. "The student is safe and we will continue to ensure a safe learning environment to all of our students."
He said the teacher was close to the child when he pulled the bags out of his coat pocket. No other student was involved, the Record-Journal reported.
Benigni told the newspaper that the child was not at fault. "This is clearly an adult issue," he said.
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