A seven-year-old boy was taken to the emergency room Wednesday after pricking his finger on a needle hidden inside of a teddy bear.

The first-grader found the bear in the trash can outside of his elementary school in Carson City, Nevada.

Carson City Police

"Deputies arrived at the scene, retrieved the teddy bear and secured five hypodermic syringes that had been hidden inside the bear," Sheriff Ken Furlong said. "Presumptive tests on the syringes gave a positive indication for methamphetamine. Further testing for communicable deceases is being performed."

The boy's parents and grandparents were contacted and family members "elected to self-transport the victim to an area emergency room for treatment," he added.

NBC News

According to school officials, the trash can was located in a playground area that is shared with the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department. The are is exposed to public activities as a result.