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Terrebonne High student arrested for snorting narcotics, hitting a teacher in class

Joseph R. Caletri, Courtesy Houma Police Dept. Joseph R. Caletri, Courtesy Houma Police Dept.
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

Police arrested at student at Terrebonne High School after he potentially snorted drugs then hit a school official in the face.

According to the Houma Police Department, officers were called at today at 8:07 a.m. in reference to a disturbance caused by a student.

When officers arrive, school officials said 18-year-old Joseph Caletri was seen snorting a white powdery substance with a rolled up dollar bill on his desk in class. School officials told police that when they approached him he resisted being removed from the classroom and became irate and disrespectful.

Caletri tried to escape the school and had to be physically restrained. During the struggle, police say Caletri elbowed the assistant principal in the face, injuring his bottom lip.

Police brought in a K-9 unit to search Caletri's car and found a leafy-green substance suspected to be marijuana as well as two open cellophane bags with nothing inside them.

Police arrested Caletri for battery of a school teacher, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics on school property.

He was transported to the Terrebonne Parish jail and is currently awaiting trial or bond.

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