High School Teacher Smoked Weed with Students, Requested Oral Sex

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ (KRON) — A high school math teacher in Bullhead City is behind bars after smoking weed with students and sending them nude photos.  Police said 33 year-old Joseph James Pagel, a teacher at Mohave High School, asked students to perform oral sex and supplied them narcotic medication on school grounds.

Police began their investigation after a student reported the illegal behavior to school officials.  They discovered that on several occasions Pagel had invited students over to his residence to smoke weed, and had a long sexual text correspondence a female student.

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

Pagel is currently on administrative leave.

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