Child Brings Mom’s Crack Pipe For Show-And-Tell
SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – Officials at a small northwest Missouri elementary school say they were stunned when a kindergarten student brought his mom’s crack pipe and some drugs for show-and-tell.
The pipe, the 2010 “Party All Night” model, is an example of fine American craftsmanship, the child said, concluding, “I’m so proud of my mommy.”
The child’s teacher, Mrs. Baumgarten, said the choice to bring an actual crack-pipe as well as some crack itself, shows an initiative and imagination not usually found in American youth.
“Usually, it’s stuffed animals or cellphone pictures of their television sets or gaming consoles. What an unusual choice!”
After Show-And-Tell, the items were confiscated by Mrs. Baumgarten and the police called. The child’s 32-year-old mother was arrested shortly after and is charged with possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment.
The child is currently staying with relatives who also smoke crack.