A 13-year-old boy brought balloons full of cocaine to his school Friday, resulting in medical exams for a group of his schoolmates, police said. All of the children tested negative, FOX 26 of Fresno reported.
The students at Carl F. Smith Middle School in Terra Bella, about 43 miles north of Bakersfield, discovered two balloons in the playground, according to police. Narcotics officers determined the substance was cocaine.
“The reasons (the students) contacted school staff is they were messing with the balloons and they pulled open the balloons and saw white powdery substance and two students became very dizzy,” Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said. In all, 13 kids were exposed to the drug and transported to a hospital.
Authorities are continuing to investigate.