A five-year-old boy was found chewing on a used condom in his school's playground in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Primary school pupils were playing outside at St Lucie Elementary School but a teacher became concerned when she noticed one child was chewing on something he found on the ground.
The 'item' was removed from the boy's mouth, and teachers were shocked to discover it was a used condom.
His mother was immediately notified, and the boy was rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center to undergo checks.
Fortunately, he had not contracted anything.
Local police officer, Ed Cunningham, told the paper: 'It's pretty clear that someone was likely having sex there or near there, or it's a possible prostitution issue, but we are not aware of any specifics.
'This appears to be an isolated incident.'
He added that officers are on alert for people lurking around the school.
However, this isn't the first time a used condom has been found on school grounds.
The school's security said similar items have had to be removed from the playground in the past.
Source - Metro