Teacher’s aide sells student marijuana cartridge, sends another ‘improper’ Snapchat messages: Cops

Authorities in California say a one-time teacher’s aide at a school in Fillmore was arrested on suspicion of messaging a juvenile student on social media and selling another student a cartridge used to ingest marijuana.

According to KTLA, 21-year-old Ricardo Negrete was arrested on Friday.

He is expected to face criminal charges including child annoyance and contributing to the delinquency of a of a minor.

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According to officials from the Fillmore Unified School District, they received a report of possible wrongdoing by an employee at Fillmore High School and a student at the same school. From there, the district shared the information with police, who launched an investigation into the teacher’s aide.

Negrete is accused of sending inappropriate messages to the student, which investigators say were “improper and had sexual overtures” to them.

The communications were allegedly frequent and annoyed the student who received them. Negrete allegedly sent the messages via Snapchat and delivered them throughout the day and night during the period referenced in police reports.

In a separate incident involving a different student, police allege Negrete provided a marijuana cartridge in exchange for money.

Available updates did not provide additional information about either of the alleged incidents.

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[Featured image: Ricardo Negrete, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office]