Deputies: Elementary student brings fentanyl to campus

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South Woods Elementary Principal Angie Rodgers said the district has taken appropriate steps to clean up areas occupied by the student.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Florida — (The video above is not related to this report)

This story has been edited to reflect that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office now says the substance was methamphetamine and not fentanyl.

A St. Johns County elementary student unknowingly brought a substance to campus Thursday who later tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office, Peret pass.

The school district initially said in a statement that the substance was fentanyl, but further testing showed that was not the case.

In a message to families, South Woods Elementary Principal Angie Rodgers said the district has taken appropriate steps to clean up areas occupied by the student.

At this time, it is not known how or why the substance was brought to the school.

Full message to parents from Friday:

It came to our attention today that a student unknowingly brought an unidentified substance onto campus yesterday. Out of an abundance of caution, the St. Johns Sheriff’s Office conducted a test that came back positive for the suspected fentanyl.

In conjunction with SJSO, St. Johns Fire and Rescue and St, Johns County School District, we have taken appropriate steps to clean up areas occupied by the student. SJSO will continue to investigate this matter.

The safety of your students is our top priority and we assure you that we will continue to work with all relevant agencies.

Principal of South Woods Elementary School

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