4-year-old pulls out 9 bags of pot during snack time at school

Hanover Elementary school
CBS New York

(CBS/AP) MERIDEN, Conn. - Authorities say a 4-year-old Connecticut boy brought marijuana to his school and innocently offered up the drugs to his classmates during snack time.

CBS New York reports a teacher told police the Hanover Elementary School pre-kindergarten student pulled out nine bags of pot that officials said appeared to be wrapped for sale.

The incident has shocked local parents.

"At 4-years-old, someone gave it to him, or he took it, not knowing what it was," said Arthur Werley.

Superintendent Mark D. Benigni expressed concern for the child.

"Our concern is for the 4-year-old student, who had no knowledge of what he was bringing to school," he said.

Benigni said the teacher immediately took the drugs away and other children in the class were unaware of the incident.

Police are trying to figure out where the child got the drugs. No arrests have been made.