Narcotics officers on Friday determined a white, powdery substance found in two balloons are at a high school was cocaine.
(Tulare County Sheriff’s Office)
A 13-year-old boy brought balloons full of cocaine to his school and Friday, resulting in medical research to a group of his students, police said.
Fortunately, all of the children tested negative, FOX 26 out of Fresno reported.
The students of Carl F. Smith Middle School Terra Bella, about 43 milles north of Bakersfield, found two balloons in the playground, the Visalia Times Delta reported, quoting law enforcement.
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The officials of the School based on the white, powdery substance in the balloons was the flower, but as a precaution, called authorities around 8:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Kemmerling said.
“The deflated balloons, similar to drug bindle packaging, had a white, powdery substance inside and outside the packaging,” the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Narcotics officers determined that the substance is cocaine.
Authorities traces of the drug on the boy’s shirt, and in his own house after a K9 search, the San Francisco Chronicle. No additional cocaine was found in the school, the Sheriff’s Office said.
“The reasons (the students) contacted employees of the school is that they were messing with the balloons and they pulled the balloons and saw a white, powdery substance and two students became very dizzy,” Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said.
In all 13 children were exposed to the drug, and transported to a hospital 9 miles away, the officials said. The classes resumed after the researchers gave an all-clear.
Meanwhile ivestigators asked the boy.
Upon hearing the news, the parents came to the school to care for their children, the safety, the Times-Delta reported. What heard the news via the social media, while others do not know until they picked up their children.
“I am very concerned for my daughter’s safety at school after today,” said a paper cited by the Times Delta. “The school should pay more attention to the children. This is scary.”
Authorities are continuing to investigate.
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