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Five-Year-Old Finds Amphetamine in Kindergarten

A five-year-old boy found a bag with a white substance, which proved to be amphetamine, in the cloakroom of a kindergarten in Reykjavík in February. He showed the bag to his father, who took it to the police where the substance was analyzed.


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Superintendent Árni Vigfússon told Fréttablaðið that it is impossible to determine whether the bag was carried into the kindergarten with a parent or staff member, or whether a child had found it outside and brought it to the cloakroom.

The case wasn’t investigated any further.

Sigrún Björnsdóttir, information officer of the education and playschool division of the City of Reykjavík, said in a written statement that at all of the city’s kindergartens the playground and indoor facilities are scanned every morning in accordance with regulations on health protection and child safety.

Parents whose children attend the kindergarten in question were notified of the incident yesterday. According to the newspaper’s sources, they were dissatisfied that they hadn’t been informed as soon as it came up.

A toxicology professor stated the substance in the bag had been strong enough to cause irreparable harm to a child.


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