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Show and Tell

Posted by on Sep. 20, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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Kindergartener brings crack pipe, meth for show-and-tell


ST. LOUIS | Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:23pm EDT

(Reuters) - A kindergartner in rural Sweet Springs, Missouri, brought a bag of crystal meth and a crack pipe to school for show-and-tell, but an alert teacher kept the boy from sharing his treasure with others at the school, an official said on Tuesday.

"He was very excited when he got to school," Superintendent Donna Wright said of the September 6 incident. "But I don't think he knew what he had."

A teacher recognized the drugs and pipe and police were called to the elementary school. "It didn't ever get into the classroom," Wright added.

"That was a first for show-and-tell in this town," Police Chief Richard Downing said. He added that the boy's mother, Michelle Cheatham, 32, was arrested later on drug charges and released on bail.

"It was shocking," Wright said. "We're not experienced with dealing with this."

The town, located 66 miles east of Kansas City on the Blackwater River, has 1,500 residents and about 425 students in its school system.

(Reporting and writing by Bruce Olson, Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Greg McCune)

by on Sep. 20, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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mrsnoble2004
by on Sep. 20, 2011 at 11:21 PM

sad but funny at the same time. My local news station said he was told to bring something important to the family to show and tell.

splatz
by Sarah on Sep. 20, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Wow. Poor kid!
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momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Sep. 21, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Crazy!

Janet
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM

 Sad indeed! What is really sad this is more common that what we think. The kids just don't usually bring it to "show and tell."

Quoting mrsnoble2004:

sad but funny at the same time. My local news station said he was told to bring something important to the family to show and tell.

 

goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM

wow

USAFamily
by on Sep. 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM

 Wow....... that is so sad.

abmaddox1981
by on Sep. 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM
That really just makes me sad fot that little boy.
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USAFamily
by on Sep. 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM

 I think it is more sad that this is what he thought was the most important thing in his home to share :(

mom2gr8tgirls
by on Sep. 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM
Reminds me of when my sister and I were kids, she brought these pretty feathers to school for show and tell. No biggie right? Wrong. On the end of the leather cord holding the feathers together was a roach clip. It was my parents'. Whoops! The teacher didn't do anything though cuz she didn't know what the clip was for and apparently she didn't recognize the smell.
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goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM

true

Quoting USAFamily:

 I think it is more sad that this is what he thought was the most important thing in his home to share :(


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