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15-Year-Old Charged with Simple Battery and Hate Crime

Sheriff Tim Soignet announced the arrest of a Vandebilt High School student in connection with the racially motivated video, which was captured in the school’s cafeteria, and later shared on social media last week. On today, March 15, 2022, Terrebonne Parish detectives arrested a 15 year old 9th grade student for simple battery and hate crime. The student was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center. Sheriff Soignet commends TPSO detectives for their thorough investigation.

March 10, 2022

​Sheriff Tim Soignet said that on Thursday, March 10, 2022, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding the video recorded incident that was being shared on social media. The video that appears to be racially motivated was allegedly recorded at a local high school during school hours.

​TPSO detectives met with the parents of the victim and an investigation is being conducted. The parents of the victim also met with the school’s administration and they are diligently assisting the parents with addressing this non-acceptable episode.

Anyone having knowledge of this incident is asked to call Terrebonne Parish detectives, (985)876-2500. Information regarding this incident will be released at a later time after the conclusion of this investigation.

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