PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities are trying to figure out where five second-grade boys got packets of heroin that they were passing around their Philadelphia elementary school.
Sgt. Ray Evers told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the boys thought the powder was candy.
Authorities say a gym teacher spotted the boys with the packets on Tuesday morning.
A school district spokesman says one boy put a small amount of the drug in his mouth but quickly spit it out. The other boys said they only touched the drug and none ingested it.
A school nurse confirmed that the boys showed no signs of illness, but they were taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for further examination.
Police say no charges have been filed.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com
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