20 Phila. Students Hospitalized After 'Devout Muslim's' Daughter Brings Heroin to School

Twenty students at Commodore John Barry Elementary School were taken to the Children's Hospital off Philadelphia after a teacher spotted a student playing with a packet, police said. All except the girl who brought the drugs were examined and released.

"We know that one of the packages clearly looks like it was bitten and we do have one student saying that the young lady who did bring the substance to school did have that packet in her mouth," Police Lt. John Walker said.

The mother refused to talk to reporters Tuesday as she left the school to be interviewed by detectives. A family member said she is a devout Muslim and would not have drugs in her home.

UPI: The mother of a child who brought bags of heroin to her first-grade classroom in Philadelphia was charged along with her boyfriend with reckless endangerment and drug offenses on Wednesday.

Police identified the mother as Marie Hunter, 32, and her boyfriend as Christopher Troy-Jenkins White, 28, both of Philadelphia. Each was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person and narcotics possession.

A search warrant for the family's home turned up 18 packets of marijuana, police said


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