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Teacher gives students hands on pot smoking and sex education

By Mason White 10:36 AM March 15, 2015
Joseph James Pagel 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested after inviting students to his home to smoke pot and exchanged nude photos with one of them.

Joseph James Pagel, 33, a math teacher at the Mohave High School, in Bullhead City, Arizona, was arrested after an investigation that began earlier this month.

One student alerted police after she received sexually explicit photos from Pagel via text.

Text messages allegedly included a request to perform sex acts. Police said that the student sent Pagel a partially nude photo of herself.

Detectives interviewed several students who admitted that the their teacher plied them with drugs and he got high with them at his home.

On multiple occasions, Pagel allegedly gave students pills believed to be Percocet in school.

Pagel is facing charges of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, furnishing harmful items to minors, electronic furnishing of harmful items to minors, luring a minor and transfer of marijuana.

He is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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