Teen Accused Of Bringing Cocaine-Filled Balloons to School
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly bringing balloons stuffed with cocaine to his middle school, resulting in the hospitalization of multiple students.
KTLA reports that students discovered two balloons, which had popped, while on a playground at Carl F. Smith Middle School in Terra Bella, in Bakersfield. They noticed a white powdery substance on the inside and outside of the deflated balloons and reported it around 8:40 a.m. to staff, who called Police.
The police who responded performed a test on the substance, and it tested positive for cocaine.
Medical personnel responded and evaluated 13 other children who had potentially been exposed to the drug. Two students were also taken to hospital
“I’m very concerned for my daughter’s safety at school after today,” one mother, Maricela Madrano said.
A K-9 unit was used to search the campus and was able to identify the area on the playground where the balloons were initially found. This led them to the 13-year-old boy’s shorts, which tested positive for drugs.
That student was detained and is being questioned on suspicion of bringing the drugs to campus.