The boy, who attends the grade school in a pre-kindergarten class, took out nine individually wrapped bags for marijuana from his pocket at snack time to share with the other kids, telling them he brought everybody snacks.
In response to the incident, the Meriden Schools Superintendent, Mark Benigni, held a press conference at 4:30pm, saying that the teacher noticed the incident right away, and it was handled quickly by staff and police. It is obvious that the child did not know what he was bringing to school.
Police said that the bags looked like they were portioned out for sale, and as of this afternoon said that they did not know where the child got the marijuana. Both the Department of Children and Families, and the Meriden Police have both opened an investigation.