LYNN, Mass. – A Massachusetts second-grader found a discarded syringe and brought it to school, deciding to play doctor while conducting his own show-and-tell for the class.
The boy and his friend found the needle as they were walking to school, and used it to give each other pretend flu shots. When they got to class the boy showed off the needle and asked if anyone wanted a flu shot. No one took him up on the offer.
One of the boys in the class told his parents about the incident, who in turn contacted school officials last Friday. After a little investigating, the needle was found where the boy had thrown it away at a friend’s house.
Dr. Catherine Latham, Lynn Superintendent of Schools, told reporters that neither of the boys who got stuck with the syringe are in trouble, but will be getting blood tests to find out if they’ve killed each other.
The school and police put together a presentation telling students not to pick up needles or other dangerous items they find on the streets, including guns, knives and lighters.
Luckily these two kids didn’t find a corpse. They may have eaten it.