School employee arrested after child finds bag of pills

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WTHN)– A South Windsor, Connecticut, school employee was arrested after a child found a bag of pills on a classroom floor.

In October, South Windsor Police responded to PR Smith School on Avery Street where a six-year-old child found a small bag of pills on the floor.

The child admitted to eating some of the drug and was examined. The results showed that the child was unharmed.

A “before school” program employee came forward to tell police that the bag was his prescription of Xanax. The employee, 22-year-old Benjamin Boilard, was immediately suspended.

Boilard would not tell officers whether or not he had a valid prescription for the Xanax.

Police then obtained an arrest warrant for Boilard. He was arrested on Monday and charged with Risk of Injury to a Minor, Illegally Obtaining Prescription Drugs, Possession of Drugs within 1,500 feet of the school, and Illegal Possession of Narcotics.

Boilard was held on a $30,000 bond and is due in Manchester Superior Court Monday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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