25/09/2009 12:05 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Four-Year-Old Boy Gives Cocaine To His Classmates

A four-year-old boy has been caught handing out cocaine to his classmates, it has been reported.

Yes, that's right, this happened in the good old US of A - in New Jersey.

The boy's father had allegedly put bags of coke in his son's pockets and sent him off to nursery.

Apparently Dad of the Year hid the drugs with his son because he was worried the police were going to arrest him, according to

He told the kid the drugs were candy. Genius. So unsurprisingly, the little boy decided to share the treat with his friends.

A teacher at his Newark day care centre apparently spotted that a little girl had something in her mouth, which turned out to be a small bag filled with powder.

She was rushed to hospital along with the boy and two other children, but fortunately all four children were fine.

The father, Shaheed Wright, 25, of East Orange, New Jersey, was arrested and faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, as well as employing a juvenile in a narcotics scheme.

According to, he is being held on $400,000 bail. The state's division of youth and family services is also investigating the incident.

Wright was apparently asked if he wanted to say anything to the parents of the children who were taken to hospital, and reportedly said "I apologise deeply".

I'm not sure that's going to be good enough, to be honest...

Source: Parentdish US