GLEN ALLEN, Va. (WRIC) — A former Virginia teacher is in trouble with the law for allegedly letting students get stoned in class.
Police say 23-year-old Domonic Leuzzi was doing more than just teaching shop class. They claim he was enabling students to do a little higher learning.
“Domonic Leuzzi was actually allowing students to smoke marijuana in his classroom,” said Henrico County Police Lieutenant Chris Eley.
Up until recently, Leuzzi was a shop teacher at the Academy of Virginia Randolph, a high school for academically and behaviorally challenged kids.
There is a sign in front of the school that reads it’s supposed to be a drug-free zone. But according to investigators, Leuzzi let some students feel free to light up.
“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,” explains Lieutenant Eley.
Now, the 23-year-old teacher faces three charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Court records show at least three teens allegedly smoked weed under Mr. Leuzzi’s watch.
8News stopped by the former teacher’s home, but no one answered the door.
A spokesperson for Henrico County Public Schools says Leuzzi is no longer employed by the school or the district.
Even police find this case unusual. “In my 18 years in police, I haven’t seen anything like this.”
“In my 18 years in police, I haven’t seen anything like this,” Eley added.
Leuzzi goes on trial in May.