A 5-year-old boy was found chewing on a used condom at a school playground.
WPTV reports that police in Fort Pierce, Florida, are investigating why a used condom was left in a local school playground after a 5-year-old boy was found with one in his mouth.
The condom was immediately removed, and the boy was rushed to the hospital to have STD tests performed, but is expected to be fine.
"Why would someone pick a school yard if they were going to get involved in sexual activity," said Ed Cunningham with the Fort Pierce Police Department. "Could be prostitution-related thing or could just be a couple that made a bad decision, was out there for some reason or who knows what, but that's why we're going to patrol more to see what we can find," Cunningham added.
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Officials at the St. Lucie Elementary School are taking extra precautions, including checking security cameras and sweeping playground areas frequently. School teachers claim to have found similar items in the past.
According to KCPQ, the St. Lucie County School District issued the following statement:
"The discovery of inappropriate debris on one of its playgrounds launched St. Lucie Public Schools into immediate action to investigate after-hours activity on security camera footage and request additional patrols of playground areas by law enforcement partners.
In efforts to prevent such incidents in the future, close sweeps of playground areas will become part of routine procedures on campuses across the district."