A Sweet Springs, MO kindergartner brought his mother’s crack pipe to show-and-tell on Sept. 6. Sadly, the crack pipe wasn’t the only thing the kindergartner brought to school. He also brought some of his mother’s crystal meth. Unfortunately, it seems the little tyke was rather proud and fascinated with the items. Superintendent Donna Wright said, “He was very excited when he got to school. But I don’t think he knew what he had.” However, the child’s teacher realized what he had and didn’t allow him to show or talk about it. Instead, the teacher notified authorities. Wright said, “It didn’t ever get into the classroom. It was shocking. We’re not experienced with dealing with this.” Officers followed up on the incident and arrested the kindergartner’s 32-year-old mother, Michelle Cheatham, on drug charges. She was later able to post bail and is now free. Teachers and school authorities weren’t the only ones shocked by what happened. Police Chief Richard Downing said, “That was a first for show-and-tell in this town.” The town of Sweet Springs is very small with only 1,500 residents.
Congrats Michelle Cheatham! Not only did your kid know where to find your crack pipe and meth, but he brought it in for Show and Tell to explain to the other 5 and 6 year olds how to use it. While most kids are bringing in their pet rocks from the backyard, he brought in a completely different kind of “rock.” You wanna know what I brought for my Show and Tell in 3rd grade? I brought my hippie grandma who could tell the coolest life experiences I’ve ever heard. Did she do drugs back then? I hope so. Is she an alcoholic? Without a doubt. Did she share her stories to my class WHILE ON drugs or alcohol…? Shit I don’t know, probably. But the point here is, she didn’t talk about it or share it with the class because she was at least THAT responsible!
Also, this poor kid set the bar way too high for himself! How do you follow this up next year in 1st grade? Heroin and a syringe? 9mm and a few rounds of ammo? I’m just saying if he brings his pet iguana “Iggy” I would be extremely disappointed.