STUDENTS AND staff at a West Philadelphia school got a brief scare yesterday when officials confiscated 11 packets of heroin from a first-grade pupil.
The incident was reported at Barry Elementary, on Race Street near 59th, around noon. Police said a teacher saw the girl, 7, playing with packets containing an unknown substance. The teacher confiscated the packets and alerted school officials, who called 9-1-1.
Twenty pupils in the class were taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, evaluated and released to their parents, police said. No injuries were reported.
Authorities said tests confirmed the substance is heroin. It is unknown how or where the girl obtained the drugs.