• Maynard teacher's aide charged with giving marijuana, alcohol to minors


    MAYNARD (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – MAYNARD (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A Maynard High School teacher's aide was arrested on Monday on charges that she reportedly gave marijuana and alcohol to minors.

    Jennifer Olsen, 41, of Maynard, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana, drug violation in a school zone (two counts), and procuring alcohol for a minor (four counts). She was arraigned Tuesday in Concord District Court.

    According to authorities, Olsen allegedly provided and consumed marijuana with four high school students on two occasions in October.

    It is alleged in one incident that Olsen picked up the students from a school building and drove to a secluded parking lot where she provided marijuana which they smoked in her vehicle while in the parking lot.

    In a separate incident, Olsen met the four students on school property and they again smoked marijuana that she provided while still on school property. After one of the incidents, Olsen allegedly purchased alcohol, which she provided to the underage teens.

    According to court documents, Olsen admitted after investigators were alerted by a concerned parent who saw their kids' Facebook correspondents that mentioned getting high. She admitted it happened on two occasions.

    The Maynard School Department terminated Olsen's employment on Nov. 5 after she failed to attend an administrative hearing with school officials.

    Olsen is due back in court on Jan. 7.

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