A five-year-old brought a bag of cocaine to school and told a teacher it made him “feel like Spiderman” when he put it in his mouth.
The child brought the small bag into his kindergarten class at Lawrence Elementary School in Holyoke, 90 minutes west of Boston, in the US state of Massachusetts, on Thursday (local time), NBC reported.
He showed the bag, which was covered in images of Spiderman, to his teacher and said it made him feel like his favourite superhero when he ate it.
The teacher alerted the principal, who called police immediately. Police had an ambulance collect the child and take him to hospital as a precaution.
The boy was not believed to have ingested any cocaine, according to authorities.
After going to the boy’s home, police found his dad Benny Garcia in possession of 38 bags of cocaine and 70 bags of heroin.
Garcia had an outstanding warrant for narcotics and was taken into police custody to face court on November 20.
Police said he had another child living in the home, which he shared with their mum.
Both children were taken by child services.
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