The Temecula Valley School District, California — Jesse Snodgrass who has autism, is one of several special needs students who were arrested in 2013 as part of an undercover police drug bust at Chaparral High School. The students were allegedly tricked into buying or distributing drugs.
Parents, Catherine and Doug Snodgrass proudly watched their son graduate this week and had waited years to do so
Doug Snodgrass said:
“It was an incredible feeling. We’ve been waiting 19 years but the last year and a half has been pretty intense,”
Jesse’s parents fought to keep him in Chapparal High School after the district called for his expulsion and they spoke on Thursday with KCAL9′s Crystal Cruz.
“It was heartbreaking and it was unconscionable but to see him come back and accomplish this is makes me really proud as a father,”
The drug charge against Snodgrass was thrown out and a judge ordered him back to school.
Doug and Catherine have filed a lawsuit against the Temecula Valley School District for expelling their son.
The original article on the CBS Los Angeles website can be read here