HOUMA, La. (KLFY) – A Vandebilt High School student has been arrested on hate crime charges.
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff, Tim Soignet, says the student was arrested in connection with a racially motivated video which was captured in the school’s cafeteria and later shared on social media. He says the student is 15-years old and is a 9th grader at the high school.
The investigation began last week after authorities received a complaint regarding the video that was being shared on social media. Soignet says the video appeared to have been made during school hours.
The student is charged with a hate crime and simple battery. He was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center.