Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas said he believed the boy on Monday took her stepfather’s jacket to school without knowing that the drugs were inside. “Children bring to school they find at home,” he said.
Police told the Connecticut Post that the child exhibited 50 packets of heroin when it was time for a school presentation, but Vallas said the boy only shook his heroin near his place in the class. Police did not respond to messages seeking comment Tuesday.
The boy’s stepfather, Roman Santos, 35 years old, went to school and recovered the jacket, but police had already seized the drugs, authorities said. He was arrested when he returned to school after apparently discovered that heroin had disappeared, Vallas said.
Roman authorities arrested on charges of risk of injury to a minor and other related drugs. The man appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court and was ordered held on bail of $ 100,000. Was unavailable for comment from jail, and had listed a phone number from home.
The Child and Family Department put the little under the custody of his grandmother, despite her mother went to school to take home, Vallas said.
He praised the reaction of the teacher who discovered the drug, worth about $ 500 on the street, and others involved in the response.