BENNETT, CO – An 8-year-old boy will be undergoing frequent STD exams after he put a used condom in his mouth while playing in his school’s playground.
The boy was in the playground at Bennett Elementary School when he found the used condom. He thought it was a balloon and put it in his mouth in an attempt to blow it up.
A teacher noticed the poor schmuck walking around with the used condom hanging out of his mouth and removed it. She took took the boy inside and had him wash his hands and mouth, noting the condom “wasn’t fresh, it looked like it had been used.” Le Gag.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the condom was tossed so it could not be tested for any sexually transmitted diseases. This mean the boy will have to undergo STD exams for the next year to make sure he didn’t catch any diseases.
“He’s at risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia,” said the child’s mother.
According to her, these tests will be paid for out of her pocket as the Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool denied her claim. If it turns out the boy did catch an STD, then she will be footing the bill for the treatment as well.
The school called the incident “regrettable” but doesn’t feel they are at fault. School superintendent Dennis Veal said they plan on installing surveillance cameras and increasing how often maintenance crews inspect the playgrounds.
Health officials said the risk of infection is low, given that the condom could have been outside for any period of time and void of any herpes-laden vagina juice or Chlamydia tainted semen.