Sixth grade teacher Suzie McGlone feared what could have happened had one of the school’s students been pricked by the needle and gotten “that drug into their system.”
“That is so scary, to think about if one of our children has, or could have, come in contact with that,” McGlone said. “That’s incredibly horrible and horrifying.”
In October, a student “came into contact” with a needle found in the school’s playground during recess, school officials confirmed yesterday. A giant red “sharps” bin for drug users to toss their needles in now sits 28 steps from the school, located near the city’s infamous “Methadone Mile,” a downtrodden strip jammed with addicts.
On Tuesday, parents, teachers and community members plan to hold a “safety walk out” at the corner of Albany Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard after dismissal.