After allegedly using illicit “magic mushrooms,” a high school student in Massachusetts leapt out of a sixth-story window.
Investigating a local drug dealer going by the name of “Niko,” who showed a “particular interest in selling to underage teens,” the Brookline Police Department started looking into the matter, sources informed FOX station Boston 25.
According to police, the man would buy hallucinogenic mushrooms and other substances that were “not suitable for kids” from nearby marijuana shops. He would then sell the drugs to “many teen customers,” which included high school pupils.
“Many of these items have found their way onto the campus of Brookline High School, where students have been caught with items alleged to have been purchased from Niko,” police wrote in a statement.
One youngster consumed the hallucinogenic mushrooms, officials said the source, and he was so confused that he sprang out of a sixth-story window, suffering serious injuries.
Parents were forewarned by the police department via Facebook posts that included images of objects discovered during the execution of a search warrant linked to “Niko’s” detention.
“Do you recognize any of the items in the pictures? These are items recovered after a search warrant and arrest of an accused drug dealer who targeted Brookline teens,” the department wrote on Facebook. “Many kids are unwitting victims of his harmful chemicals and toxins. So, if you see some of these items in your teen’s room, don’t dismiss them as typical harmless pocket junk. Pay attention, and protect your kids from harmful substances.”
Sandra Cerda, a parent at the school, expressed worry over the arrest.
“Definitely a big concern, we don’t know where it’s coming from. We’re completely oblivious to what’s happening. So, it’s a big concern, especially not knowing,” she said.