Higher education: Teacher allegedly let teens smoke weed in class

By Ben Hooper  |  March 24, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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HENRICO, Va., March 24 (UPI) -- A former Virginia high school teacher is facing charges after he allegedly allowed his students to smoke marijuana in his classroom.

Henrico County police said Domonic Leuzzi, 23, a former shop teacher at the Academy of Virginia Randolph alternative high school in Henrico, allowed students in his class to light up despite the school being labeled a "Drug-Free Zone."

"Domonic Leuzzi was actually allowing students to smoke marijuana in his classroom," Henrico County Police Lt. Chris Eley told WRIC-TV.

Court documents indicate Leuzzi is accused of allowing at least three teenagers to smoke marijuana in his classroom while class was in session.

"We got a call from the administration of Henrico County Public Schools saying they received information from students that a teacher was allowing them to smoke marijuana in a class," Eley said.

"In my 18 years in police, I haven't seen anything like this," he said.

A Henrico County Public Schools representative said Leuzzi is no longer employed by the district, but details of his exit were not made available.

Leuzzi is facing three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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