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Lawton Boy, 8, Shows Up To School High On Cocaine

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Teachers allegedly noticed the child acting out and called police. Comanche County Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Brittany Copeland with child neglect following the incident. Teachers allegedly noticed the child acting out and called police. Comanche County Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Brittany Copeland with child neglect following the incident.
LAWTON, Oklahoma -

Disturbing allegations are being leveled against a Lawton mother after her 8-year-old boy showed up to school high on cocaine.

Teachers allegedly noticed the child acting out and called police. Comanche County Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Brittany Copeland with child neglect following the incident.

Lawton Police began investigating when the 8-year-old boy showed up to school Woodland Hills Elementary and teachers noticed the child's "erratic and violent behavior".

"There was an incident where the child ended up breaking some property belonging to the school system," said Lawton Police Capt. Craig Akard.

Akard says it was not normal behavior for the child. The school sent the child for medical testing and blood work tested positive for cocaine. 

The child told authorities he found the cocaine in his mother's bedroom at their home in Lawton.

"He had went and got a DVD case and found the cocaine in this DVD case and ingested it," Akard said.

A police affidavit indicates that Copeland told officers "she did not know the cocaine was in her house" but court records shows Copeland has been caught with cocaine before.

She pleaded guilty in 2010 for drug possession and has tested positive for drugs multiple times during her probation. Now that she is charged with child neglect, prosecutors have filed a motion asking to revoke her suspended drug sentence.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest. At last check she is not booked in at the Comanche County Jail. Investigators said the child is now in DHS custody.

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