Teacher’s aide at Maynard High School arrested for providing marijuana, alcohol to students

A teacher’s aide at Maynard High School was arrested Monday for providing marijuana and alcohol to minors on several occasions, according to District Attorney Gerry Leone’s office.

Jennifer Olsen, 41, of Maynard was charged on four counts of procuring alcohol for a minor and two counts of drug violation in a school zone among other charges, Leone’s office said in a statement.

In one incident, Olsen allegedly picked up four high school students and drove to a secluded parking lot where they all smoked marijuana in her vehicle, the statement state.

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“These are very troubling allegations, where the defendant furnished illegal substances to youth in violation of law and the trust place in her by the town of Maynard,” Leone said in the statement.

In another incident, which occurred on school property, Olsen met with the same four students to smoke marijuana again, Leone’s office said.

Olsen also allegedly purchased alcohol and gave it to the teenagers and communicated with at least one teen through email and social media to discuss providing the student with illegal substances, the statement said.

Olsen did not show up for an administrative hearing with school officials and the Maynard School Department terminated her employment on Nov. 5, the statement said.

She will be arraigned Tuesday in Concord District Court.