What a dumb 8 year old!   I grew up being told that if something fell on the ground, it was NEVER to be picked up let alone put in one’s mouth.

A boy in Colorado found a used condom on his school’s playground and put it in his mouth, thinking it was a balloon, his mother says.

An 8-year-old boy in Colorado is undergoing tests for sexually transmitted diseases after finding a used condom on his school’s playground and putting it in his mouth.

The child’s mother says he is being tested for Herpes, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia and other viruses and infections. She asked that her last name not be used to protect her son’s identity, KMGH-TV reported.

The boy found the used prophylactic on the school grounds and thought it was a balloon. Then he tried to blow it up, his mom said. She was notified about last week’s incident by a teacher at Bennett Elementary School.

“When she took the ‘balloon’ out of his mouth (she discovered) it was a used condom,” the mom said.

Emails between school officials and the mother show the condom was thrown away by a teacher and was not tested, the station reported.

The boy’s mom says he will have to be tested for STDs for several years, and she wants the school district to pay for the tests. The school’s insurance carrier has denied her claim, the woman says.

Really?   What do you think?  Should the school be liable for the kid’s behavior?  Me, I think it time that the parent start parenting and teach their child some life skills.

via Colo. boy being tested after trying to blow up used condom.