Dad Arrested After 6-Year-Old Brings Marijuana to School: Police

Hartford police said they have arrested a father after his 6-year-old brought marijuana to school. 

Police said officers responded to the Global Communications Academy on Edwards Street just after 3 p.m. Thursday to investigate and school staff told them that a 6-year-old student was seen showing a bag that contained what was suspected to be marijuana to friends in class. 

The item was confiscated, both parents were notified, the child’s father admitted the marijuana belonged to him and he was arrested, police said. 

Jeffery Faniel Sr., 37, of Hartford, was charged with risk of injury and possession of cannabis.

The state Department of Children and Families was notified. Police said the child was not harmed.

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